I am just back from work cycling. On my journey, I had some rain showers and while I was pedaling in my wet clothes, I thought that a hot shower followed by a tea with madeleines will be wonderful to recover. Madeleines or shell-shape cookies as they are called in the United States. Let’s go to bake them (another French secret) with the recipe below which is quick and simple.

For 18 madeleines

  • 85g flour
  • 65g sugar
  • 40g butter
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • one pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • lemon zeste (as I rarely buy lemons, I use lemon juice)

In a bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar. Add the flour, the baking powder, the melted butter and the lemon juice.

Pour in madeleine tin and bake for 10 minutes at 220°C.

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