Feb 1, 2012

Refreshing Treat - Lemon Madeleines

Usually when I'm craving for luscious dessert, chocolate is my ultimate answer,
As for a refreshing one, I can't think of anything better (at this moment) than lemon!

This little round thing will definitely bring my regular madeleines up a notch!

Ingredients (for 10)?

3/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 eggs
5 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Few drops of vanilla extract
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon


Brush the baking mold with some melted butter then dust with flour,
Turn the mold upside down and give it a few taps to remove excess flour -

Take a large bowl,
Add in the eggs, sugar, and room temperature melted butter,
Blend till smooth.

Change to lower speed and pour in baking powder and flour,
Remember to add the flour in 2 or 3 batches to prevent large lumps,
Pour in vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest,
Mix well and let it sit in room temperature for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Evenly spoon the mixture to the mold, about 3/4 full for each shell shaped space,
You might feel 3/4 is not enough, trust me, these madeleines sure do get "fat" during the baking process,
Bake for about 9 to 10 minutes -

Once done, transfer the whole thing onto a rack to cool down before removing the madeleines from the mold.

Preferably serve with a cup of hot coffee or tea,
Hopefully this recipe will brighten up your day!

Cindy's Rating: 8


  1. I love madeleines, and I haven't made them in forever! Thanks for reminding me about them!

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  3. To wallopingteaspoon~
    Thanks for the comment! Try to make it again, I'm sure everybody will fall in love with it!