Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sometimes only something baked can soothe the soul


Bake a batch of these buttery little French cakes to have with a cup of tea or coffee.
Michel Roux 's  Madelines
Equipment and preparation: You will need a 12-cup madeleine tray.


Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Brush the madeleine tray with melted butter then shake in a little flour to coat, tapping out the excess.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and the sugar in a bowl until frothy. Lightly whisk in the remaining ingredients. Leave to stand for 20 minutes before carefully pouring into the prepared madeleine tray.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the mixture has risen a little in the middle and is fully cooked through. Transfer the madeleines to a wire rack and leave for a few minutes to cool slightly. These are best eaten within an hour of cooking


  1. Oh you're so right and my how they soothe! These look lovely too. Hope they did the trick! Enjoy your Easter.
    Patricia x

  2. Yum yum, they look great and seem so easy to make. Happy Easter.
    S xx

  3. I think a little sweet makes everything in life a bit better.

  4. I agree with you...I did the same two days ago and baked some savoury biscuits with parmesan cheese. Glad to know you are taking care of no. 1

  5. Oh they look good! I have a madeleine pan which I never remember to use, I really must bake some otherwise it will become one of those items of kitchen kit which only gets used once. x

  6. Delicious! Hope you had a lovely Easter.

  7. So yummy looking :)