vanilla bean Madeleines

vanilla bean Madeleines for valentines day

vanilla bean Madeleines

makes 2½ dozen

what you need:
9 tablespoons (4.5 oz) unsalted butter, melted 
1 cup (7.5 oz) granulated sugar
4 large eggs (7 oz.), room temperature
1½ tablespoon vanilla bean paste
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup 2 % milk, room temperature
1½ teaspoon lemon zest

1 madeleine pan
unsalted butter (as needed for pan)
powdered sugar (as needed) 

 melted butter for vanilla bean Madeleines for valentines dayeggs and flour for vanilla bean Madeleines for valentines day 


















how to:

  • Melt Butter. Melt the butter slowly in a saucepan over a low flame. Set aside. Let Cool. 
  • Combine Dry Ingredients. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside. 
  • Eggs & Sugar. Place the eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand alone mixer. Turn on medium speed and mix until the sugar and eggs  look thick and foamy. Pour in vanilla bean paste.  Mix well.
  • Add Dry Ingredients & Milk. With the mixer on low speed, alternate adding the flour and the milk in thirds, beginning with the flour. Continue to mx until well-blended.
  • Add Melted Butter. Once the milk and flour has been mixed well, slowly add the melted butter with the speed still on slow. 
  • Rest. Let the batter rest for a few hours. You can pour the batter in an airtight container and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Preheat Oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pan. Rub cold butter on madeleine molds in the pan. Using a soup spoon and add a heaping tablespoon of batter to each madeleine mold (it should be about ⅔ full).

melted butter  in a Madeleine baking pan for vanilla bean Madeleines for valentines day


batter in a Madeleine baking pan for vanilla bean Madeleines for valentines day


  • Bake. Bake in the oven for about 7-8 minutes until puffed in the center (beginning to crack a little) and edges are crispy brown. 
  • Serve. Let the madeleines cool for a few minutes in the madeleine pan and then remove with a fork. Place on a wire rack and sprinkle powdered sugar over them. Best served warm.


 vanilla bean Madeleines for valentines day fresh out of the oven

 vanilla bean Madeleines for valentines day dusted with powdered sugar
















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  1. […] So it is like this: a half-birthday celebration, a reduced-sugar school policy, and several requests for a favorite snack recipe (just in time for your Valentine’s celebration) which all inspired this week’s simple pleasure: vanilla bean Madeleines. […]

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