Delicious Lemon Madeleines
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Serves: 6
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 130g sugar
  • 120g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 60ml melted butter
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)
  1. Beat eggs with sugar until pale yellow. Add lemon zest.
  2. Mix dry ingredients to the egg mixture and give it a mix.
  3. Pour in melted butter and vanilla essence. Mix till well combined.
  4. Refrigerate the batter at least 1 hour or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 180C.
  6. Lightly grease a madeleine pan with baking spray or butter.
  7. Spoon 1 tbsp of batter into the center of the madeleine pan.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes or until slightly golden around edges and centers look set and slight hump has appeared. Allow to cool slightly and remove from the tin and allow to cool.
  9. Once cooled completely and dust with powdered sugar and serve.
  10. Batter can be made 2 days ahead of time.
Recipe by Maya Kitchenette at