Zesty Delights: Lemon Madeleines Recipe 

French Desserts Zesty Delights: Lemon Madeleines Recipe

Zesty Delights: Lemon Madeleines Recipe

Lemon madeleines are a delightful treat perfect for any occasion. With their subtle citrus flavor and delicate texture, these small sponge cakes are a delight to the senses. To make these delectable treats, you will need simple ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and of course, fresh lemons. The key to achieving the perfect texture is to carefully fold in the flour and incorporate air into the batter. The addition of lemon zest adds a burst of flavor that elevates these delightful treats. Once baked, the madeleines can be enjoyed as a standalone dessert or paired with a cup of tea or coffee. Don’t hesitate to give this recipe a try and experience the zesty delight of lemon madeleines.

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French Recipe Madeleines

Zesty Delights: Lemon Madeleines Recipe


– 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (deux tiers cup all-purpose flour)

– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (un demi-teaspoon baking powder)

– 1/4 teaspoon salt (un quart teaspoon salt)

– Zest of 1 lemon (zest of 1 lemon)

– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (un demi-cup unsalted butter, melted)

– 2/3 cup granulated sugar (deux tiers cup granulated sugar)

– 2 large eggs (deux large eggs)

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (un teaspoon vanilla extract)

– Powdered sugar, for dusting (powdered sugar, for dusting)


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a madeleine pan.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.

5. Spoon the batter into the madeleine pan, filling each mold about 3/4 full.

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are set.

7. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

8. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Enjoy your zesty lemon madeleines!

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