My Grandmother's Madeleines Recipe

This is the recipe from my Grandmother. I've tried several others but of course this one is my favorite.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients for 18 madeleines



  1. Prepare yeast according to instructions on package, or use baking powder
  2. Pre-heat oven at 375°F
  3. Mix soft (but not melted) butter and sugar
  4. Beat the eggs
  5. Slowly add the eggs and the flour (using the sifter) to the mix
  6. Add a pinch of salt
  7. Add the yeast or baking powder
  8. (optional) Add the lemon zest or vanilla extract
  9. Mix until the dough is homogeneous
  10. Grease the madeleine pan w/ melted butter
  11. Fill each slot on the madeleines pan w/ dough
  12. (optional) Add sliced almonds and/or pine nuts on top
  13. (optional) Add a raspberry in the center
  14. Put in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes (until golden)
  15. Get the madeleines tray out of the oven, and the madeleines out of the tray, and let them cool down


Madeleines as ingredients in other recipes

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