Introduction: Madeleines

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Madeleines are shell shaped small sponge cakes from the Lorraine region of France. This recipe makes 15 lemon Madeleine cookies.

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Flour - 60 grams

Baking powder - ½ teaspoon

Sugar - 60 grams

Vanilla sugar - 1 teaspoon

Butter - 60 grams

Egg - 1

Lemon zest - 1 teaspoon

Salt - a pinch

Step 1: Make the Batter

Place 60 grams of butter in a mixing bowl. Add 60 grams of sugar, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar. Beat until creamy and smooth.

Add 1 egg in two batches, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.

Step 2: Add Flour

Sift 60 grams (2 oz) of flour and ½ teaspoon of baking powder into the mixture. Fold until incorporated.

Step 3: Pipe

Fill a pastry bag with the batter and pipe into a lightly greased madeleine pan, filling the mold ¾ full.

Step 4: Bake

Bake at 200 ° C (390 ° F) for 10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Cool slightly, unmold and cool completely. Serve and enjoy!