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French Madeleines

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: butter, french, gouter, kids, madeleines, snack
Servings: 6 madeleines
Author: Mélanie


  • 4 eggs medium size
  • 150 g sugar 3/4 cup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g flour 1 cup
  • 125 g butter, soften 1 stick
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • In a bowl, mix the eggs and sugar until foamy. Add the vanilla, mix some more.
  • Sift the flour and make sure there are no lumps.
  • Incorporate the butter. Mix well. Use a hand mixer if you prefer.
  • Add the baking power and mix.
  • Allow the preparation to rest in the fridge for 30 min to an hour.
  • Preheat the oven at 420F (or 220C)
  • Put one tablespoon of the mixture in each madeleine mold and place in the oven at 420F (220C) for 6 minutes and drop the temperature to 350F (180C) and bake another 6 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and allow to cool.