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The Parisian Flair’s favorite “gouter” (snack) recipe is the Madeleine. Madeleine is a Parisian Monument and a lovely first name. La petite Madeleine comes from the Lorraine region and the cities of Commercy and Liverdun. The pronunciation is [mad.lɛn] in French.  A small delicacy you can easily make and bring as a gift when you are invited at a dinner. The atmosphere will automatically become French. By smelling this cute little pastry in shape of a shell, you are transported in the Proustian World, the Dream & childhood universe. The Madeleine cake is very delectable and special. It is very simple to add ingredients to change its typical flavor. We have to admit that our preference goes to the plain Madeleine. Try out this great recipe and you’re taste buds will be delighted.

The little Madeleine cake’s ingredients. To prepare the original Madeleine for 4 people you will need:

  •  2 eggs
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp (155 mL) all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp (65 mL) softened unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  •  A pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) white Sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder

You will need to invest in a non-stick Madeleine mold. We promise you won’t be disappointed with your buy

To give your recipe a twist you can also try the honey and orange Madeleine by adding:

  • Two tsp (10 mL) Golden Yellow Sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) orange zest

Get inspired and try out combinations by adding good ingredients such as, chocolate chips, grounded pistachios or even trying a salty version of this amazing little cake like a rosemary Madeleine with shredded gruyere (cheese, fromage). You will be surprises how they are a snap to make. The goal is to make them look fluffy. The Parisian Proustian cake is such a classic French treat. Start sharing these goodness treats with your loved ones, neighbors, colleagues … it is also a great way to start cooking with your kids. Try out new flavors and sit down for this wonderful desert snack. They are perfect for any seasons. It only depends on the combinations and creations.

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. If you are using a pan without a non-stick coating, use a paper towel to apply a thin layer of butter to each mold. If you are using a non-stick pan, you don’t have to grease your Madeleine pan.
  3.  Use a bowl to combine the sugar (le sucre), salt (le sel), eggs (les oeufs) until it gets creamy.
  4.  Add in the flour (la farine), the baking powder and the butter (le beurre)
  5.  Add the lemon zest (le zeste de citron) in this mixture and stir.
  6.  Fill the mold 3/4th full
  7. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 8 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, let it cool down and gently release the madeleine from the moulds.

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