It’s quite a common knowledge that I’ve always had a soft spot for anything French, and their fabulous cooking is definitely up top among some other things. After spending some time in France, I very much enjoyed helping out in the kitchen to get a better essence of French cooking and take as much out of it, so I could later enjoy it myself or my family and friends. I had a wonderful friend Isabelle who has given a wonderful cookbook by France Loisirs called La Bonne Cuisine D’aujourdhui and this is also the book where I got my recipe for what better companion to go with your morning cup of coffee or tea than a moist and fragrant but very supple madeleine?
So, let’s get to it.
- 6 eggs
- 200g sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- zest from 1/2 of a lemon
- 200g flour
- 1 tbsp of baking powder
- 200g butter
- Mix eggs with sugar until nice and frothy, pretty much doubles in volume and turns nice pale yellow
- Slice your vanilla bean open and scrape out all the seeds out and add into your mixture with zest of half of a lemon.
- Combine flour with baking powder and then slowly start folding it in until well incorporated.
- Add melted and cooled butter.
- Fill in your madeleine pan about 2/3 in and then put into an oven for about 10 minutes at about 200 °C (392 °F), or until they rise and get golden with slightly browned edges.