May 8, 2015

Mary Berry – French Madeleines

Hello to all Zebra tenants and families.

This week’s recipe is perfect one for spring. Delicious, light and with a delicate hint of vanilla  and lemon, these madeleines are really irresistible.

It was only after the gift of a madeleine tin that I tried this recipe. Madeline tins are widely available online,  but I recommend Lakeland who provide good quality but very reasonably priced bake ware.

This recipe is really super easy, with each batch of 12 madeleines cooking in under 10 minutes. To ensure the madeleines come out easily use butter to grease the shapes and dust with flour shaking off the excess prior to filling.

As I final decoration you can dust the madeleines in icing sugar, melt chocolate and dip them in, or even spread with Nutella and sandwich them together!

To make chocolate madeleines I would recommend Rachel Allen’s recipe which you can find on line via the Good Food Channel UKTV. It’s a great easy recipe and very moreish.

Happy cooking


Guten Appetit



Mary Berry – French Madeleines  - ( makes approx. 24 -30 madeleines)



150g butter

3 large eggs

150g caster sugar

150g self-raising flour

½ level tsp baking powder

Zest of 1 lemon


12 hole madeleine tin is required

How to make

  1. 1.Pre heat the oven to 200c fan. Grease the tray with butter and dust with flour and shake off any excess, the cake will then very easily come out.
  2. 2.Melt the butter in a small pan and then allow to cool slightly. Measure the eggs and sugar into a large bowl and whisk until pale and thick.
  3. 3.Sift in half the flour along with the baking powder and the lemon zest and fold in gently. Pour in half the melted butter around the edge of the bowl and fold in. Repeat the process with the remaining flour and butter. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tray so that the mixture is just level in the moulds.
  4. 4.Bake for 8-10 minutes or until well risen, golden an springy to the touch. Ease out of the tray with a small paletteand cool on a wire rack. Wash, dry, then grease and flour the tray again and repeat until all the mixture has been used up.
  5. 5.Then dust with icing sugar, dip in melted chocolate or as they would do in France dip into tea to eat.
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