Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Lemon Madeleines

Lemon madeleines from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comMmmm – madeleines. One of my favourite French treats and one that I’ve made a few times and written about here on the blog. But I’d never made glazed madeleines until this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe called for it. I’m a big fan, like Dorie, of the glazed madeleines at Blé Sucré in Paris and I was keen to see if I could replicate their taste at home.

The madeleines themselves require a little time – you make the batter and rest it in the fridge (overnight) then you fill the pans and make sure they are chilled before you bake them. Apparently the cold pan going into the hot oven is the trick to getting the characteristic hump – which you can see is still a work in progress for me!

Lemon glazed madeleines from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comIt turns out the “glazed” part of the recipe is actually really easy – it’s just a little lemon juice and icing sugar. I dipped them in the glaze instead of brushing them neatly because that’s the part I love at Blé Sucré – the crispy, crackly glaze that’s uneven and rustic. My kinda glazing!

These were truly excellent. I’ll be making them again – my staffroom complained there weren’t enough and Mr Neil didn’t get any so I’ll have to appease everyone when I get back from France!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s lemon-glazed madeleines here or on p 212 of Baking Chez Moi.

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30 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Lemon Madeleines

  1. Margrét Jóhanna March 10, 2015 at 04:38 #

    Your Madeleines look lovely. Maybe I will glaze mine next time. I just could not wait to have one. Everyone loved them. Luck you Paris for two weeks enjoy.

  2. Liz March 10, 2015 at 05:08 #

    Beautifully done, Mardi! And how fun that you’ve sampled Dorie’s inspiration for this recipe in Paris 🙂 Enjoy your holiday!!!

    • Mardi Michels March 28, 2015 at 08:50 #

      Yes the madeleines at Blé Sucré are stunning!

  3. Mr. Neil March 10, 2015 at 08:59 #

    Yes, big harrumph here as they were all spirited out of the house….

    • Mardi Michels March 28, 2015 at 08:50 #

      Not like you don’t have a ton of other treats!

  4. meagan | baking in bawlmer March 10, 2015 at 12:38 #

    For me the glaze the cherry on top (or I guess technically it is the glaze on top). Either way the glaze made them amazing.

  5. Geoff March 10, 2015 at 16:36 #

    Ok make me some and send ’em down under Mardi
    These just sounded great

    • Mardi Michels March 10, 2015 at 18:48 #

      Mum has the book, dad so she can make you some 🙂

  6. Patty March 10, 2015 at 17:01 #

    Gorgeous! Loved the glaze too and hope to try the ones at Blé Sucré myself, soon!!!!

  7. Cher March 10, 2015 at 22:46 #

    Poor, poor Mr. Neil. Not a madeleine to spare? You owe him a double batch.

    Joe ate most of mine – he said they were his reward for spending the day shoveling three feet of snow off the roof…

    They came out great – nice bump 🙂

    • Mardi Michels March 28, 2015 at 08:49 #

      They are easy to eat a few of at once, right? SO good!

  8. smarkies March 11, 2015 at 11:08 #

    Maybe I should have tried glazing the madeleines… they were nice little treats nonetheless.

  9. Rachelle March 11, 2015 at 12:38 #

    Great shot of your bosse/bumps and the glaze looks like it worked perfectly. And how lovely you get to be in France for a couple of weeks! I’ll live vicariously through your twitter and instagram feeds ;0)

  10. zosia March 11, 2015 at 15:05 #

    Your madeleines look lovely! I’d never glazed them before – it was the perfect touch.

    • Mardi Michels March 28, 2015 at 08:48 #

      I will continue to glaze my madeleines from now on!

  11. Carlene March 12, 2015 at 00:16 #

    Nice hump! I agree these are keepers! Have fun in France!

  12. Sarah Maison Cupcake March 12, 2015 at 10:55 #

    Oh these look so simple but divine. I haven’t made madeleines for yonks and now I’m wondering why!

    • Mardi Michels March 28, 2015 at 08:47 #

      I know, I always forget about them too but they are so easy and always so popular!

  13. steph (whisk/spoon) March 12, 2015 at 19:13 #

    love the golden edges and crackly glaze!

  14. Margaret @approachingfood March 12, 2015 at 20:57 #

    You know that your dish was a success when there are complaints that there weren’t enough! And your madeleines look great!

  15. Cathleen | My Culinary Mission March 14, 2015 at 00:24 #

    Your humps look great! More than I achieved. I really liked the addition of the glaze as well.

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