While in France last summer, my girls, hubby and I had the chance to try madeleines. Have you had them before?
Madeleines are the small french butter cakes that are classically shell shaped, and so light and delicious! Due to my limited diet, I was only able to taste a few bites while abroad, but made plans to make them upon our return home.
So here we are! Today I’m gonna share just how simple madeleines are to make in your own kitchen and you definitely won’t need to to go all the way to France try them!
Although these little cakes are delicious simply baked, I dressed mine up in a pink fruit and floral glaze for Valentine’s Day!
Raspberry Rose French Madeleines
First, you’ll need a madeleine pan/mold (If you’re in need of one, I’ve linked mine below.) The pan has distinct shell shaped cavities for that perfect classic madeleine shape.
Second, the recipe. Honestly, I had no idea where to start…and not enough experience with French baking to develop my own, but after lots of research, I came upon Baker by Nature’s Classic French Madeleines and had to give them a try, with a few changes. I adapted her recipe to keep it dairy and gluten-free and the madeleines turned out delightful, thanks to Ashley’s helpful tips! (If gluten and dairy free Madeleines are not your thing, follow the link to her original recipe above.)
Light, fluffy, golden brown and delicious with hints of vanilla bean and lemon throughout.
Perhaps it was the sweet raspberry and rose glaze on top that added to the overall flavor of the cakes. Either way, consider this post proof that gf and dairy free madeleines can totally be a thing and a delicious one at that!
The slight downside to this recipe is the wait time, (the batter must sit in the fridge for 4 hours) but I promise it’ll be worth it!
With those raspberry and rose glaze dipped edges, you’ll wholeheartedly agree!
If you’re planning a V-day celebration you can make the madeleine batter a day in advance. Once dipped and garnished, you can also box up the madeleines and share the love for the holiday.
Or keep them all to yourself and enjoy with a glass of champagne, or a mug full of tea. That’s what I did this afternoon and it brought me right back to our time in the city of lights!
Hello my new favorite treat to bake and eat!
What kind of madeleines would you like to see me bake next? If you’ve made them before, I’d love to hear more below!
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