Sunday, October 3, 2010

Meyer Lemon Madeleines

I just adore Madeleines and have enjoyed making them quite a few times with my mold I got in France last year. Its so much fun to get kitchen gadgets while traveling as every time you use it,  fond memories coming flooding back. I remember the day I got this mold in Nantes it was raining cats and dogs so what to do, enjoy cooking stores and eats loads of galettes and crepes!

 They are easy little cakes to make and can be any flavor, I have made chocolate orange madeleines, chocolate and coconut and plain. I got a lovely Meyer lemon last week so made lemon flavored ones, and wow what a wonderful combination. 

What madeleines will you make?

  • 2 eggs
  • 75g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 90g flour (about a cup)
  • 3g of baking soda
  • grated zest of a Meyer lemon
  • 90g melted butter
  • one spoon of runny honey
  • a few drops of vanilla essence 
  1. melt the butter and keep it to one side
  2. whip the eggs with sugar and salt then slowly add the sifted flour and baking powder, lemon and vanilla essence.
  3. Mix until smooth then add the melted butter and honey and leave to chill for 30 minutes or longer
  4. bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

I knew they were good as they only lasted two days, hubby got his share he he 

On the Eurostar this train is old but rocks, in just 3 1/2 hrs you can leave London and reach Paris, a capital in another country. It even goes under the English channel - that still amazes me.

I have been down memory lane this week, so much fun. 

What kitchen gadget have you bought on holiday that brings back memories?

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  1. Yum...I love the flavor of meyer lemon...I also have bought plenty of kitchen stuff when I was on vacation...too much!

  2. I love madelines too and you hit the nail on the head with my favorites. Can I just eat your madelines?

  3. Hi, Rebecca,
    Thank you so much for the conversion into cups of flour. I will have to try these soon. Paris is a city that I will have to visit one day. -Tien

  4. These sound so lovely with the addition of meyer lemon!

  5. This is perfect with a cup of good brew!!!

  6. Oh YUM~ I wish I could find meyer lemons in melb... but then I have my own lemons in the backyard :)

  7. Love the lemon citrusy flavour in it! You did a great job, Rebecca. Hope I can have a few of your homemade madeleines. ^_^ Hope you're having a great day.

  8. I've never made madeleines, but I sure like to eat them! I need to buy a mold so I can try these out!

  9. My tea break again...a couple of these would just be perfect!

  10. Love the idea of buying cooking equipment when traveling. I may have to steal that idea. I've never made Madeleines, but I know I'd love your lemon version.

  11. looks delicious, great to have it for tea break.

  12. I have not made Madeleines before, but I can start to make from now onwards, because i just bought few silicone madeleines mould on last Sunday, wish I can try your recipe soon.

  13. These are what my children love! We always buy from Cosco. I need to get the pan to make these. Thanks very much for sharing.

  14. Madeleines are one of my favorites too. I'm fond of a savory one from Patricia Wells.


  15. I really need to get a Madeleine pan and how I'd love to get one in France! I'd probably start with this lemon recipe - I love lemon.

  16. Wow, everybody loves lemon madeleines! I sometimes buy plates and ramekins in travelling. They're heavy on my way back, but always bring happiness at a table :)

  17. Ummm, do these look great or what? I want some NOW!

    Guess what? The first thing I made when we got back from Spain- Indian food, lol, my taste for spice was subdued for three weeks!

  18. Ottime queste tue madeleins, perffetamente riuscite. Buona settimana Daniela.

  19. Looks and sounds melting good;and I would love that lemony taste.

  20. They look delicious and what can be better than meyer lemons! You have convinced me that I must make madelines!

  21. Delightful treat :) They look perfect...

  22. I really need to invest in a madeline pan!! Yours look delicious!

  23. oh meyer lemonsa are perfect for madelines, I need to buy a mold, so many great recipes I have seen on bligs..this one included



  24. Bo he he it will be fun to use though
    Belinda sure take a few
    Tien hope you get to visit one day its magic
    wenn thanks
    5 star foodie thanks
    peachkins oh so true
    Penny oh i wish I had them in my yard how cool
    my little space got a cold today sob thanks for the kind words
    a spicy perspective u will love em
    Sushma thanks
    3 hungry tummies help yourself
    Barbara oh can't wait to see what you get on your next trip
    jess for sure
    Sonia oh thats cool
    Mary my pleasure
    Sam oh savory sounds cool
    savoring time in the kitchen he he hope you can get one in France one day
    the lacquer spoon i need to try cooking with ramekins
    chef E you make me smile
    Daniela thanks
    Rita thanks
    Pam thats cool
    magic of spice thanks so much
    evan yours will rock
    sweetlife smiles

  25. I have never made Madeleines...I have to say yours look incredible, the meyer lemon must have added so much flavor!
    I do miss Europe....sigh...I have been on the Eurostar, as well as the high speed trains in France...what a wonderful way to travel!

  26. madelines are so fun! i made them this winter during my dietetic internship, and they were really good. i really like how they are light and not too rich. :-)

  27. it's been so long since i thought of madelines... they are so cute and simple. maybe some kind of spiced or pumpkin sounds good for this time of year.
    thanks for stopping by "Satisfied"
    ~Chef Louise

  28. Oh, they're so elegant! And I bet the meyer lemon flavor is just perfect! YUM =)

  29. I have yet to make these madeleines with my brand new mold that I purchased not too long ago. Great idea to use meyer lemons to flavor them.

  30. Sounds fabulous! The lemons from the Meyer lemon tree in my garden aren't ready yet. Can't wait to flavor them in madeleine batter. I've made some in the past with Meyer lemon icing; they were to die for!

  31. Chef Dennis aw thanks and your right those trains rock
    Emily thats cool
    chef louise so true and my pleasure love your blog
    girlichef thanks :-)
    Biren looking forward to seeing yours
    Jackie oh I must learn to make your icing on my way

  32. Hi Rebecca - so here's my madeleine idea. They are my daughter's favorite cookie but I've actually never made them. Don't even have the mold. But the other day I bought a Halloween mold shaped like fingers and thought I would make madeleines in it this weekend to surprise my daughter's study group. Think it would work? And what about pumpkin flavor? Any idea how much pumpkin to add in place of something else to make it work? Might be an epic fail or an epic success!



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