The french traditionally bake these with almonds but I'm more of a fan of the lemon recipe I use when I bake them.
Ingredients you'll need:
100g Self Raising Flour,
100g Caster sugar,
1 Lemon- juice & zest,
100g Butter- plus extra for greasing the tin,
Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Put the eggs and sugar into a bowl and whisk until light and frothy.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Then whisk again lightly until the ingredients are all incorporated. Then leave to stand for 20 minutes.
While you're waiting use your extra melted butter to grease the Madeleine tray and then sprinkle with flour. Like me you might make a bit of a mess but just wipe away where you don't need the flour to be.
After your 20 minutes are up carefully fill each madeleine mould 3/4 full. Bake for 8-10 minutes and keep an eye on them so they don't get burnt.
Pop them out of the tray, they should just easily lift out if not use a spoon to just nudge them out of the tin.
They cool quickly and are best eaten within a day or so. A perfect excuse to sit down with a cup of tea and make a few disappear.
Have you tried Madeleines with other ingredients, what's your favourite recipe?