Madeleines

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    12

    Madeleines
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

A classic of French cookery, madeleines are delicate sponge cakes traditionally made in a special pan with shell-shaped molds. Families such as the Crawleys, seasoned travelers to France as they are, would have known them well. They’re served in season 1, when Matthew is still coming to terms with having a valet to serve him and helps himself to them, much to Molesley’s chagrin. Quick and easy to make, they were perfect for delicate, feminine afternoon teas but were also suitable for late-night snacking, and often filled the biscuit jars kept by Mary, Edith, and Sybil’s beds.

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