French Madeleines


  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 tbs butter
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp fresh orange juice
This is a classic French cookies that goes well with coffee or tea.

  • Traditionally, Madeleine’s are baked in small shell shaped pans.
  • If you do not have Madeleine pans, use individual muffin pan cups or brioche pans.
  • Sift flour and sugar into a large bowl.
  • Melt butter, but do not brown, then cool.
  • Mix eggs into flour and sugar with a wooden spoon, then gradually add cooled butter, salt, ground almonds  orange juice and vanilla.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Grease pans with butter.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, then half fill pans with cake batter.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden, then cool on a rack.

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