Recently i purchased a madeleines pan. I’ve always wanted to make these cute little French pastries (or cakes). My pan makes 5 at a time but this recipe makes 10, so i had to bake them in 2 batches.
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup flour
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously butter and flour pan for large madeleines (about 3×1 1/4 inches).
- Using electric mixer, beat egg and sugar in large bowl just to blend. Beat in vanilla and salt. Add flour; beat just until blended. Gradually add cooled melted butter in steady stream, beating just until blended.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each indentation in pan. Bake until puffed and brown, about 10-15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Gently remove from pan. Repeat process, buttering and flouring pan before each batch.
- Dust cookies with powdered sugar.
These little French cakes taste so good! The flavor is similar to, but somewhat lighter than a sponge cake. They’re crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. I’ve never had madeleines before so i hope i did them right!