Find the origin and particular nature of the madeleine with Delices and Gourmandises


The madeleine is a traditional pastry which form reminds a scallop and that can be round or elongated. This little cake created in Commercy, in Lorraine, was rapidly popular because it was so easy to prepare and also because its story is related to the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

Where is the madeleine from? Delices and Gourmandises tells you…

The name of the madeleine is known to be drawn from Madeleine Paulmier, one of the marchioness Perrotin de Beaumont at Commercy domestics that has made some for the duke Viager Stanislas Leszczynski. Another legend says these cakes were the emblem of the pilgrims who went to Santiago de Compostela.

In the 19th century, they were sold in Commercy in big wicker baskets by young ladies and were really appreciated by the travelers.

The traditional recipe of the madeleine by Delices and Gourmandises


Delices and Gourmandises offers you the traditional recipe of the madeleine. So, for about 20 madeleines, you will need 3 eggs, 120gr sugar, 150gr butter, 3gr of baking powder and whatever aroma flavor you want.

Mix the eggs, the sugar and the flavor and beat the mix until it become foamy. Melt the butter, let it cool for a while then add it to the preparation. Then add the flour and the baking powder and mix well. Butter the moulds and pour the dough to the ¾ of the molds. Cook in the oven at 220°C for 5 minutes then put the temperature to 200°C for 10 or 15 minutes.

Let chill before taking them out of the molds. The madeleines can be served for teatime or at breakfast with hot or cold drinks. If you don’t have time or if you don’t feel like cooking, you can order some from Delices and Gourmandises website.

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