Madeleines Au Miel
20 mins (prep 15, cooking 5)
10 ingredients
23 servings
The delectable French cakes made famous by Marcel Proust in his book À la recherche du temps perdus. "I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. No sooner had the warm liquid, and the crumbs with it, touched my palate than a shudder ran through my whole body, and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary changes that were taking place…at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me, its disasters innocuous, its brevity illusory…" Perfect with a cup of hot tea, or simply on their own. This is a slight variation of the classic cookie, with a touch of honey. This is a recipe originally in French. The translations into English units works but I highly recommend weighing the ingredients if you can. Also, French flour and American flour are a bit different, to make the best substitution use three parts all purpose to one part cake flour. Be sure to butter your pans very well to preserve the madeleine shape. Bonne dégustation !

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  • 125 g melted butter (1 stick and about a half tablespoon)
  • 3 eggs (best at room temperature, put whole eggs in warm water for 5 mn)
  • 130 g caster sugar (granulated is fine, or pulse it a couple of times in the food processor)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 150 g flour, about 1 cup all purpose, 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 pinch salt


Serving Size (18.5 g)
Servings 23
Amount per Serving
Calories 46.11 Calories from Fat 1.44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.16g 5.77%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 3.22%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 21.41mg 20.52%
Total Carbohydrate 10.93g 83.8%
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g 64.36%
Sugars 6.2 g %
Protein 0.86g 39.72%
Vitamin A 0.59IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 14.06mg% Iron 0.26mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
melted butter, one lemon, pinch salt