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Daintily petite and perfectly golden brown, these make you feel gigantic (or no, is that just me)?

I don’t know about you, but I love tiny things.  When I’m not so bashful, I may just very well share my collection of teeny-tiny things with y’all, but for the moment, the very thought makes me feel silly and not very “grown up like.”

My friend and I were going for a walk the other day and upon approaching this soft looking hill fuzzed over with lush green grass, I thought to myself how nice and fun it would be to roll down the hill, like we were children again.  Needless to say, before I even finished the sentence, my friend laughed about it and we walked on.  *sigh*  It’s like the older you get, the more and more magic seems to dissipate so rapidly until you can’t even remember what “magic” means.  There’s magic in pretending to be a pirate or a fairy princess…there’s even magic in rolling down the hill just to experience the closeness of the earth to you and the clean fun of doing something as ordinary as just rolling.

Madeleine’s remind me of all the tea party’s that I never had.  They’re plump and gorgeous, so ridiculously easy to make but sure to make your little ones happy–happier, still if you dip them in chocolate

Madeleine’s a Petite French Butter Cake
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Wet Ingredients:
  • 3 room temperature eggs
  • ½ c cooled, melted unsalted butter
  • ⅓ c vanilla sugar (or plain, granulated)
  • ⅓ c honey + zest of 1 orange
  • 1 ts quality almond or vanilla extract
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c flour
  • ½ ts baking powder
  • ⅛ ts fine salt

  1. Blend all of your wet ingredients together.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together your dry ingredients.
  3. Slowly fuse your two bowls together in 3, separate additions.
  4. Allow your batter to rest for 2-3 minutes. In a well greased/buttered/floured scalloped Madeleine pan, drop in your batter, taking care not to overfill (as these will swell).
  5. For my miniature pan, I baked them at 375 for 6-8 minutes. Increase this by 3-4 minutes when using a larger/standard Madeleine pan.

I thought about it and decided that to encourage the happiest of children, these should be served however which way, but at a grand ole’ tea party…

and invite me!


your waiting patiently for an invitation,

Squishy Monster ^.^

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20 thoughts on “Madeleines

  • Chicachew says:

    Your nails look hot in the madelines video!!! I have those same appliques and I love them! Also that recipe is amaze! I had all the ingredients and I cant wait to try them!!!

  • Magsx2 says:

    Wow, what a perfect figure food to have when friends drop around, and it looks fairly easy to make as well.
    Loved the video, well done.

  • Debbie says:

    What fun… I have never seen a pan in that shape.

  • sooae says:

    oh my gosh, everything looks so delicious!!!!! YUM!!!

  • LESTER ( aka THE COMMANDER!) says:

    These are so feminine, lite! LOVELY! Angie.Makes one think of a summer breeze.A summer day, A Lovely madamoiselle. Like a mini cakelett.Easy to make.You look so happy and LOVELY eating them Angie.Love the LOVELY design on your nails Angie.Thanks for sharing and have a LOVELY day! Feel better!



  • Eva says:

    My Madeleine forms are a bit bigger, but I love them non-the-less. Such a delicate little cake. Very nicely done.

  • CJ at Food Stories says:

    Hey, girl … You have been nominated for my NEW Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling. Check out my site for the details (foodstoriesblog dot com).

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    oooh, checking now

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thanks Eva! I mean to get one of those as well…you can never have too many Kitchen Gadgets =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    You are too sweet, Lester =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thanks, Debbie!! XOXO

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    thank you!!! =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    love them! thanks, girl

  • Charles says:

    Hi Squishy Monster – I almost bought madeleine forms the other day, but caved and bought macaron mats instead – something I want to try next but madeleines are definitely on my list of “things to try soon” – I’ll keep your recipe in mind – I watched your video too, very cool

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Hi, Charles! Glad to hear it. Anything that goes in the Kitchen is always a plus so hooray for new additions =D

  • Shari, The Saucy Gourmet says:

    I have a madeleine pan I have never used. I think you just motivated me, I am making them this weekend! Yours look so great and I love the video! Hey if you get time, I would love for you to check out my latest post Bulgogi and let me know if I am even close, or what you do different!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I will definitely check that out, thanks Shari! =D

  • petit4chocolatier says:

    These look so adorably scrumptious; and you did a wonderful job preparing them!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    aw, thanks!! ^.^

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