Chocolate madeleines

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A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

By Elisabeth Luard

Published 2011

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Wrap these irresistible little cakes in wax paper and hand them out when the barbecue is all done: everyone needs a madeleine. So much the better if you have proper madeleine moulds (a baking sheet with shell-shaped dips), though the mixture can just as well be baked in shallow bun tins.


  • 175 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 25 g


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 33. Butter your baking tins.

Sift the flour with the baking powder and cocoa.

Beat the butter and sugar in a warm bowl with a wooden spoon or in a food processor till light and really fluffy. Crack in the eggs one by one, beating