honey madeleines


1/4 c. butter

1/2 c. all-purpose flour

2  eggs

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 c. sugar


1 T. honey

powdered sugar for sifting




Preaheat oven to 375.  Lightly butter 12 madeleine molds.  In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the 1/4 cup butter.  Cool.  In a bowl, beat eggs and sugar until pale and thick.  Stir in melted butter and honey.  Sift flour and baking powder onto egg mixture, then fold in.


Spoon mixture into prepared molds.  Bake 10 minutes, until light golden-brown.   Leave in molds 2 min, then turn out and transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Dust lightly with powdered sugar.  Makes 12.


-from The Book of Afternoon Tea