Brown Butter Madeleine

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Brown Butter Madeleine

by Thripti Hinduja

Madeleines are also known as traditional French small cakes. These are traditional tea cakes with a crispy exterior and moist tender interior similar of a sponge cake. This recipe might look intimidating at first glance, but it’s definitely fool-proof!

Cuisine : Baking Course : Dessert Skill Level : Novice
Prep : 15 mins Cook : 10 mins Ready in : 25 mins Serves : 4


  • 2 Eggs
  • 110g Sugar
  • 50g Milk
  • 125g Flour
  • 5g Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 50g Butter


  1. Beat the eggs and sugar with an electric whisk until foamy and a little pale.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together, and fold it into the egg mixture.
  3. Stir in the milk and vanilla.
  4. Melt butter over medium heat. Let it bubble away, stirring it frequently until the bubbles die down and the butter is browned.
  5. Take it off the heat and let it cool for a minute before adding it to the batter.
  6. Pipe the mixture into Madeleine moulds and bake at 190°C for 8 – 10 minutes
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