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How Madeleines Became a Classic French Delicacy!

How Madeleines Became a Classic French Delicacy!

Claire Obry |


Dear food lovers,

Allow us to pay tribute to the delightful Madeleine, a beloved pastry that has captured the hearts and taste buds of people all over the world. Whether you prefer it plain or studded with chocolate chips, Madeleine is a delightful treat that can satisfy any Francophile craving.

The origins of the Madeleine

This soft, buttery cake is made with eggs, sugar, flour, and butter, and is traditionally baked in a shell-shaped mold, which gives it its distinctive shape. The origins of the Madeleine are said to date back to the 18th century, when they were first made in the town of Commercy in northeastern France. According to legend, the cakes were named after a young girl named Madeleine Paulmier in 1755 who served them to the Duke of Lorraine.


Today, Madeleines can be found in bakeries and supermarkets all over France, and have become a popular treat around the world. Whether you're in the mood for a sweet snack with your afternoon tea or a light dessert to cap off a meal, Madeleines are the perfect choice.


Homemade Madeleines: baking mix and molds

madeleine baking mix

And if you're feeling ambitious, why not try making your own homemade Madeleines? With the right baking mix and mold, you can recreate this French classic in your own kitchen. Just be sure to use plenty of butter and follow the recipe carefully, and you'll be rewarded with a batch of golden, delicious Madeleines that are sure to impress. And you can even surprise your guests by creating savory madeleines for l'aperitif or your next pic nic, imagine the round of applause !

savory madeleine
Depending on your preference, you can use a steel mold from De Buyer or a silcone mold from Silpat. Both brands are internationally renowned for their high quality and savoir-faire.

debuyer madeleine steel moldsilpat silicone madeleine mold
So whether you prefer them plain or chocolate-studded, homemade or store-bought ready to eat, Madeleines are a true delight for anyone with a love of French cuisine. So next time you're in the mood for something sweet, why not indulge in a Madeleine or two? Your taste buds will thank you.

Our ready-to-eat madeleines


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