Have a go at making these classic French scallop-shaped cakes. They're like a cross between a biscuit and a cake. If you can't find a madeleine mould you can try baking them in mini-muffin pans. Great for gifts, Christmas, Easter or any time that calls for a small, cute cake!
LOVE THESE, I ALSO MADE A CHANGE, I USED 20G OF COCOA POWDER & REDUCED THE FLOUR BY THE SAME AMOUNT, I ALSO CHANGED THE LEMON PEEL TO ORANGE PEEL, CHOC ORANGE MADELEINES, YUMMY...... - 12 Dec 2015
Easy and precise. For those who have similar questions like me. You need a madeleines pan. I got mine at Bed bath and beyond. I used muffins pan earlier and it was a disaster. If you wonder whether baking powder is needed like in other recipe, and the answer is no. Make sure the eggs mix is thick before you fold in flour and butter, it took about 10 minutes at high speed. - 26 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These were superb, and I have to disagree with the reviewer who said a good Madeleine should be dense and buttery (like the ones from Starbucks). Have you ever had a REAL French Madeleine? They're lighter than air. Starbucks serves very nice molded pound cakes, NOT Madeleines. - 07 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)