Orange madeleines, moist sponge cakes in the form of a shell. The cakes are creamy and soft and only need some confectioner's sugar to dust.
Madeleine is a traditional French cake recipe from the 17th century. The background story is that a woman called Madeleine baked these cakes with the ingredients she had in her pantry (Wikipedia). The form of the Madeleine lets you think of scallop shells.
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- 200 grams butter unsalted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs size L
- 150 grams sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 180 grams flour
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 oranges zest
- 1 tablespoon Butter to grease the madeleine mold
- 2 tablespoons Confectioner's sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
- Melt the butter and let cool down.
- Beat the eggs with a mixer and then add the eggs, both sugars, honey, vanilla extract, orange zest, salt, and butter and mix well.
- Sift the flour and baking powder over the bowl.
- Then mix again for 1 minute.
- Grease the madeleine molds and put the batter into the mold until it is just filled.
- Bake the madeleines for 10 minutes, until golden brown.
- Remove from the mold and sprinkle with icing sugar just before serving.