Classic Madeleines

Madeleines Classiques

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    24

    Madeleins
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Glorious French Food

Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons softened butter (for brushing the molds), plus 1 stick (¼ pound [115 g]) unsalt

Method

Brush 2 madeleine molds (assuming your molds make 12 madeleines each) with softened butter and slide the molds into the refrigerator. After about 15 minutes, brush them again, making sure you brush the butter around the indentations on top—otherwise, as the madeleines expand, they may stick to the top of the mold. Refrigerate again for at least 15 minutes.

Grate the zest off half the le