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.