This little 'tea cakes' also known by many as Madeleines were created by the French in the 17th century by Madeleine Simonin. It said that the Cardinal was so pleased with the little cakes that he christened them Madeleines.
This little cakes always been my favourite but is expensive to buy it. So I decided to make some for tea. Being a lemon lover, these little treats are hard to resists.
There are plenty of madeleine recipes out there but most of them need to let the batter sit in the fridge overnight or at least an hour before baking them. For this recipe you can bake it right away.
Recipe from Martha Stewart.com
8 tbsp of melted butter ( 1 stick)
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of cake flour
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Powder sugar for dusting
1) Pre-heat over to 375 F, Butter and lightly flour the Madeleine pan.
2) Beat eggs, sugar together until pale and foamy
3) Add in vanilla and lemon zest, then the flour and salt. Beat until just combined.
4) In a low speed, pour in melted butter in a steady stream until incorporated.
5) Spoon batter into madeleine pan and bake for 8-10 minutes until its golden brown.
6) Turn over immediately onto cooling rack.
7) Dust with some confectioners sugar and serve.