Honey madeleine cake – French traditional recipe

Honey madeleines

Lately, I’ve been to Saturne restaurant and discovered the fantastic honey madeleine cake served with coffee. I couldn’t resist trying to make them at home. For this first attempt, I adapted a homemade honey and chocolate recipe found in one of my cooking books. I added up honey and replaced chocolate by lemon. Those small cakes are soft and delicate but not exactly like Saturne’s ones. This promises a second attempt soon.

Honey madeleine cake

Ingredients (18 small cakes):

  • 140g/5oz all-purpose flour
  • 115g/4oz butter
  • 40g/1,4oz sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1 coffee spoon of baking powder
  • Pure vanilla extract

Honey madeleinesDirections:

Preheat the oven at 200°C/390°F.

Beat the eggs with sugar, honey, lemon zest and one or two drops of pure vanilla extract.

In a pan, heat the butter. When it starts to make bubbles wait for one more minute until it get golden and remove from heat. Add to the preparation.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder. Sieve on the preparation. Mix it well until soft.

Pour the preparation into the madeleine molds.

Cook for 10-15 minutes.

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Classic Madeleines cake recipe (Madeleine de Commercy)


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