Madeleines Recipe

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makes: 12
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 142 kCal 7%
Fat 9g 13%
  -  Saturates 5g 25%


  • 110g (41/4oz) unsalted butter
  • 1/2tbsp clear honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g (31/4oz) caster sugar
  • 1tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 90g (33/4oz) plain flour plus
  • extra for the tin
  • 1tsp baking powder


  • Melt 90g (31/2oz) butter with the honey; cool. Whisk together the eggs, sugars and vanilla. Sift in the flour and baking powder then add the butter mix. Leave to rest for 1 hour at room temperature, covered. Preheat the oven to 180 C, 160 C fan, 350 F, gas 4.

  • Melt the remaining butter and paint the moulds with it. Dust with flour, shaking off any excess. Spoon in the batter so that each mould is about two-thirds full, around a tablespoon measure. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool in the tin for 1 minute or 2. Remove then cool on a wire rack, patterned side uppermost. To serve, dust liberally with icing sugar and serve with fresh fruit.

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