Honey Madeleines

For a delicious and simple baking recipe try these classic French baked treats.

Honey Madeleines are a sweet French treat that are quick and easy to make. We have used leatherwood honey, vanilla and grated lemon rind to favour your madeleines. These honey madeleines are the perfect treat for afternoon tea.

Honey Madeleines Recipe

Makes about 16


100g butter

2 eggs

1/3 cup caster sugar

2 tbsp leatherwood honey

2 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp finely grated lemon rind

¾ cup plain flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ cup caster sugar, extra

1 tsp ground cinnamon


Place butter into a small saucepan over a low heat. Heat for 3 minutes or until butter has melted. Cool. Brush 16 madeleine moulds with melted butter.

Using an electric hand beater, beat eggs and sugar until thick and creamy. Add honey, vanilla and lemon rind. Beat until combined. Sift flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt over batter.

Gently fold with a large metal spoon. Add melted butter and stir until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until mixture thickens.

Preheat oven to 150˚C. Spoon tablespoonfuls of mixture into prepared moulds. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and biscuits spring back when lightly pressed in the centre.

Combine extra sugar and cinnamon on a tray. Remove madeleines from moulds and roll in cinnamon mixture. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


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