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Orange Blossom Madeleines
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Light and butter-y Madeleines are infused with the unmistakably delicate fragrance of orange blossom. These classic French pastries are so easy to make, and perfect for a Spring party!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: madeleines, orange blossom
Servings: 30 regular, or 90 mini madeleines
Calories: 75 kcal
  1. Place the sugar, eggs, and salt in a mixing bowl and whip on medium-high speed until very pale and thick.  
  2. Stir in the orange blossom water.  
  3. Add the flour and melted butter alternately, folding gently so the batter loses as little volume as possible.  
  4. Refrigerate the batter (covered), for 45 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  
  6. Grease a madeleine pan generously, and lightly dust with flour, knocking off any excess.  
  7. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan (1 tablespoon per well for standard-sized madeleines, 1/2 teaspoon per well for mini-madeleines).  
  8. Bake standard-sized madeleines for 12-14 minutes, mini-madeleines for 8-9 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges.  (If you have only one pan, bake in sequence, keeping the remaining batter refrigerated.)
  9. Cool in the pan for several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  
  10. Dust with powdered sugar, for garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Blossom Madeleines
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.