Who doesn't love a madeleine? A delectable, moist little cake with a charming shape and simple ingredients - butter, flour, eggs and sugar. To achieve a lovely domed shaped prepare the batter the day before, then bake them off the next morning with little effort. We enjoyed them during our Breakfast at Wimbledon this morning.
Although simple to make you will need a madeleine pan. I love this one, non-stick and a pretty golden color.
A quick dusting of powdered sugar right before serving. I love them warm from the oven.
Sharing is always a good thing, so I packaged some up as a treat for our neighbors. There are many recipes available on the web with interesting variations. I used a traditional recipe from Dorie Greenspan's Baking cookbook - a favorite of mine.