Desserts · Fast · Special Occasions



This classic French Madeleines recipe is one of my go to-tos, it’s quick, perfect for a party as well as to sweeten your everyday coffee, or as a little sweet surprise in my daughters lunch box. Overall perfect!



(makes about 16)

5 eggs

2/3 cup butter (150 g) butter + 20 for the mold

1 2/3 of a cup (200 g) flour

1 cup (200 g) sugar

1 Tbsp orange extract

1 cup pistachios (optional)

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC (360ºC).
  • Separate the eggs and put the egg whites in a bowl with a pinch of salt then beat them until stiff.
  • Place the butter in a small casserole, melt slowly.
  • In a second bowl whip the yolks with the sugar then add the melted butter and orange extract. Combine slowly the egg whites, flour and the yolk mixture. Fold in the pistachios ( if using).
  • Butter the molds, fill each mold with the batter (best is to use a Tbsp).
  • Put in the Madeleine’s in the oven and bake for 10 min or until done (my oven needs a little longer). If put in an air tight container they stay fresh up to one week.


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