Pistachio madeleines

Pistachio madeleines
Firm on the outside, soft in the centre and with a prominent pistachio flavour, these madeleines are truly delicious.
107K 3.4/5 based on 7 reviews
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Last modified on: March 10th 2019

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For 120 madeleines, you will need:

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24 min.1 hour15 min.1 hour 39 min.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Pistachio madeleines
Sieve 400 g icing sugar and 200 g flour into a bowl and mix with a whisk.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Pistachio madeleines
Add 400 g egg white and whisk in.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Pistachio madeleines
Add 200 g Pistachio powder or paste and mix again.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Pistachio madeleines
Pour 400 g Noisette butter into the mixture...

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Pistachio madeleines
...and mix thoroughly.

Stage 6 - 1 hour
Pistachio madeleines
Pour the mixture into madeleine moulds and leave to rest for 1 hour in the fridge.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
Pistachio madeleines
Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F) and bake the madeleines for 10 to 15 minutes.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Use pistachio paste rather than powder, if possible, as the smooth texture helps it to mix easily into the madeleine batter.

These proportions are to make a set number of small madeleines. It will make half the quantity of large madeleines: 60 small madeleines = 30 large.
A few days in an airtight tin.
After Joel Robulchon.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
6,258 Kcal or 26,201 Kj60 gr646 gr466 gr
313 %23 %61 %71 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
391 Kcal or 1,637 Kj4 gr40 gr29 gr
20 %1 %4 %4 %
Per madeleines
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
52 Kcal or 218 Kj1 gr5 gr4 gr
3 %<1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Egg, Nuts, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 120 madeleines : 6.46 €
  • Per madeleines : 0.05 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Croute à thé, Vanilla ice cream, How to add beaten eggs whites to a mixture, Chocolate madeleines, Italian Meringue, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little Christmas biscuits, How to make marzipan decorations, Almond dacquoise, Succès praliné (praline meringue), Amiens macaroons, ... All
Noisette butterNoisette butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Grapefruit moelleux, Lemon and lime cakes, Financier batter, Pistachio "Financiers", Chestnut cake, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nanou's tuna tart, Almond macaroon cake, Cornmeal baps for Anne, Chocolate madeleines, Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée), ... All
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  • I just made these - they were easy to make (I used the purchased pistachio paste from King Arthur Flour)...but the pistachio flavor was not as pronounced as I would like....next time I might add a couple of drops of either almond or pistachio extract.
    Posted by Lisa may 24th 2017 at 01:19 n° 2
  • Oh how I adore Madeleines, jh. I especially like the use of the pistachio paste. Why have I never thought of that, lol...Thank you so much for sharing and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!!! Louise:)
    Posted by Louise january 6th 2013 at 15:02 n° 1
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