Madeleines made by girls

Isn't it strange when you have a plan and decide exactly what you want to do with your day something...more like your kids will decide to play up or get poorly and the plans go absolutely bust!

So here I am, having quality time with my little girl who has been with a bit of temperature but as she can't go to play group, we have to entertain each other. So as we both love cooking and baking, and I got the madeleines tray the other day, it was obvious what the universe was telling us to do! Found the recipe quickly ( thanks God for Google) and here we go!

These were so easy and Oh, my world!!! So delicious! I have to admit that in the rush and slight chaotic madness I forgot to butter the tray, but realised it after I dusted it with flour, so it was a bit tricky to get them out, but we still did an OK job. 

So here is some evidence of those gorgeous sweet treats, and the recipe I followed. I adjusted the BBCGoodFood instructotions slightly so this is my take on it:


100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

80g  light brown sugar

100g butter, melted

1 whole egg, separated, plus 1 egg white

1 tbsp organic honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

icing sugar, for dusting


Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Butter a 12-hole madeleine mould (use a tiny amount of the melted butter) and dust lightly with flour. You can use tartlet tins if you don't have the a madeleine mould.

Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl. Put the butter, egg yolk, honey and vanilla into a separate bowl and whisk with a fork to mix. Whisk the two egg whites until stiff. Fold the butter mixture into the dry ingredients until evenly mixed, then fold in the egg whites in two batches using the whisk.

Divide between the prepared moulds and bake for 10-12 mins until golden brown and firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the moulds for a few mins, then turn out and cool on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar before serving.


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