I had a go at making Madeleines. They are suprisingly easy to make and delicious. Like many good baking products, they are French, originally from the North East of France. I read that they don’t keep very well and are best eaten on the day that they are baked. I have often eaten these in France and thought they might be something worth trying out at home. It turns out they were.
The recipe I used was from the BBC website available at www.bbc.co.uk/food/madeleines from the French Chef Michel Roux Jr. I made the lemon version, which gives the taste a pleasant tang. You will need a special Madeleine tray for these to cook correctly. I got a silicon one which works really well. They were impossible to eat in one day so I did freeze them. This worked fine and they were defrosted and eaten within a week.