A madeleines recipe is lovely for Mother’s Day, wedding showers, tea parties, baby showers, and birthdays too. These cake-like cookies are baked in a Madeleine tray. These honey and vanilla madeleines are light and fluffy.
A madeleines recipe for Honey and Vanilla Madeleines is a perfect choice to have with a cup of tea. Light and fluffy, they are a mix between a cookie and a cake. Honey and vanilla madeleines make any occasion a special one.
The perfect treat to enjoy with tea
The #CreativeCookieExchange offers a theme this month that I enjoy nearly every day: cookies that are enjoyed best with a cup of tea. If your afternoon (or morning) snack has coffee as the star rather than tea, you’ll find some sweets in our recipe list that are right up your alley. This group is not fussy and neither are these madeleines: they fit in with coffee, tea, and milk or any variation thereof.
The madeleine pan
You will need the traditional madeleine baking pan to create the easily recognized shape of the madeleines.
Turn to the British for Tea Time Recipes
Since we are talking about foods for teatime I had to go my ever-reliable favorite website for British baking: BBC Good Food. Yes, madeleines recipes may have originated in France but the British have perfected tea to an art form.
The madeleine: a cross between cookie and a cake
This madeleines recipe takes the madeleine’s standard sponge cake and accents it with honey and vanilla. I doubled the amounts of both honey and vanilla so that their delicate flavors didn’t get lost in the finished product. You’ll see that the honey and vanilla madeleines brown to a golden color very nicely.
The side you see in the photos is actually the underside (the part touching the pan when baking). The tops are still a lighter shade of yellow. They are soft and bounce back to the touch. I like the contrast of the two sides and the baking pan moulds give these little sponge cakes a particular elegance that makes them perfect for teatime.
You’ll find the original recipe on BBC Good Food.Print
This madeleines recipe originates on the BBC Good Food site. Perfect with a cup of tea!
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs, separate yolk and whites
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons vanilla
3 tablespoons confectioners sugar (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray your madeleine pan with baking spray.
Mix the sugar, butter, 2 egg yolks, honey and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer. Fold in the flour. Separately whip the egg whites until fluffy and somewhat stiff. Gently fold them into the batter.
Fill the madeleine pan then bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool in the pan briefly before moving to a wire rack. Dust with confectioners sugar if you wish.
It’s Tea Time!
Cookies in the afternoon at “teatime” are a long held tradition, whether served with tea, coffee or even milk for an after school snack. No matter what you serve with your cookies, we’ve got a great list for you to choose from!
Baking Tools used in this Madeleines Recipe
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