Light, buttery Classic French Madeleines are a melt-in-your-mouth cross between cake and cookie. Learn how easy it is to make these irresistible little treats.
There is nothing better than settling down with Madeleines and a mug of tea, especially if there is a good book also involved.
Classic French Madeleines are at their peak when they are fresh out of the oven.
If you’ve never had them that way, you are about to have your life changed.
What do Classic French Madeleines Taste Like?
Classic French Madeleines are soft, airy, buttery bites of bliss. They are not quite cakes, yet not exactly cookies either.
You can flavor Classic French Madeleines in any way you prefer, but they are often made with vanilla and/or citrus zest.
If you want to be adventurous, you can try something like chocolate French Madeleines.
Are Classic French Madeleines Hard to Make?
Classic French Madeleines are actually very easy to make. The batter is no harder than making cookies or cake.
The hardest part is prepping your pan and knowing just how much to fill the wells so they don’t overflow.
My recommendation is to grease and flour your pan, then put it in the freezer until you are ready to bake.
I usually keep my pan prepped in the freezer so it is always ready when I need it, but it’s not necessary to do that unless you make them as often as I do.
As for how much to fill the wells… adding less is always better than adding too much. In general, about 2/3 full is always a good rule to follow.
Can You Freeze French Madeleines?
Yes, you can definitely freeze your madeleines. All you need to do it put them in an airtight freezer-safe container.
They should last at least a month in the freezer.
How to Serve Madeleines
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to serving Madeleines. I prefer pairing them with tea or coffee.
You can also decorate your Madeleines and add flavor in the process.
I love dipping mine in chocolate and topping with food items such as candied lemon or ginger, nuts, or even crushed cookies.
It is the perfect time to get creative and figure out what you like best!
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