March 21, 2007 at 12:52 am | Posted in Cakes | 16 Comments

my first madeleine was from delifrance and i thought it tasted pretty good. last saturday i bought a madeleine tin, at long last, and tonight i tried baking a batch. it was fantastic; the small dainty cakes were light and airy, and had a pronounced butter taste.


they are incredibly easy to make.


from donna hay’s modern classics 2: (makes 24; but i got 30)

4 eggs
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/4 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
180g butter, melted and cooled

1. preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. place the eggs and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 8-10 minutes or until very pale and thick.

2. sift the flour and baking powder over the mixture and continue to beat at low speed until smooth. add the butter and beat until combined.

3. grease two madeleine tins (or if you have only one like i do, bake one batch at a time) and spoon in the mixture and bake for 8-10 minutes or until risen and golden.

that’s it!


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  1. i have the same donna hay book- its so good, you’ve to try the chocolate truffle cake; so easy and impressive!

    so i’ve always felt the urge to get a madeleine pan every time i flip thru it, damn the gorgeous pictures. i’ve never had a madeleine but yours sure look good. love how they look like little seashells =)

  2. madelines tu mcm kueh baulu (however u spell it!) eh?

    got anymore cheesecake or not? 😀

  3. coffeesnob: i’ve been meaning to try that truffle cake too! but i’m a little scared about the method, i don’t know why. :p

    nana: you are the FIFTH person to say it’s like baulu. -_____- no more cheesecake. haha.

  4. that donna hay’s book should be passed down to many generations to come!

    i’ve tried the madeleines too. yummy!

  5. ahahaha ok i retract my comment ah! but i like kueh baulu leh, so good when dunked into milky tea 😀

  6. maya 🙂

    a’ah, mcm kuih bahulu (however u spell it lah kan!) ahaks 😛

    nwy do u by any chance, ade recipe brownies yg pakai yogurt? ke brownies tkkan pakai yogurt? i have yogurt in the fridge…dunno wut to do with it!!! im leaving for holiday next week…so nak kene hbskan!!! any suggestion babe? 😉



  7. stumbled upon this gorgeous blog of bake amazing stuff!! haha everything looks so good here 😀

  8. thank you hwee! 🙂

  9. maya,

    do u do wedding cupcakes? i only notice birthday cupcakes but not wedding cupcakes. i’m getting married next yr. dont mind ‘hiring’ u as my wedding cupcakes provider! hehehehe…can?

  10. hello sue… i’m sorry but i don’t do wedding cupcakes!

  11. It’s amazing that something so simple and easy like madelines can taste so good. And DH Modern Classics 2 is a great book.

  12. mary: yes, madeleines are WONDERFUL. i’m going to try some variations soon. 🙂

  13. Hi maya, can I know where did you get the madeleine tin? I went to phoon huat and couldn’t find the seashell one but I got the bear one instead. Am going to try this recipe later and hopefully it works. =P

  14. bernice: i got mine from phoon huat actually! maybe they were sold out? ooo the bear tin is for madeleines? i didn’t know that.

  15. Nah, I don’t know what the bear one is for. I just saw someone in a forum using the bear tin to make madeleines so I just bought that too. =P

    Thanks tho!!! Am going to find in phoon huat again. =D

    And I love your blog!!!!

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