Madeleins are little spongy cakes. They are a French region´s called Lorena typical sweet snack, wich have become really popular in Spain, and therefore, also in Latinamerica. They can be called many different names, but they are always sea shell shaped and a small taste to lemon or orange.
The recipe is very easy and doesn´t require lots of ingredients. Here you have it.
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 C granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- The zest of one lime
- 1 C cake flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 C unsalted butter, melted
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt, and set aside.
- In a bowl, beat together eggs and sugar for 3 to 4 minutes or until the mixture thickens and develops a light pale color.
- Add the vanilla and lemon zest. Then, carefully incorporate flour, salt and baking powder.
- Slowly stream in the melted butter. Mix until everything is well incorporated but don’t over mix.
- Divide the batter evenly in the madeleines pans and bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden and brown around the edges.