Madeleines: Elegant French Tea Cakes to Bake and Share

Madeleines: Elegant French Tea Cakes to Bake and Share

The petite shell-shaped cakes known as madeleines are versatile, pretty, and absolutely delicious. Made famous by Marcel Proust in his novel In Search of Lost Time, this classic French treat is now loved the world over. Beautifully illustrated and lovingly researched, Madeleines features recipes for an incredible variety of flavors and combinations, including such decadent...

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Title:Madeleines: Elegant French Tea Cakes to Bake and Share
Author:Barbara Feldman Morse
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Madeleines: Elegant French Tea Cakes to Bake and Share Reviews

  • Diane Sallans

    I hadn't realized there were so many variations of Madeleines! From the traditional vanilla and chocolate, to savory versions this book covers what must be all variations. It also does a lovely job of describing tools and techniques with reasons for each. I'll be working my way thru this book as we approach the holiday season. The book itself is very attractive with wonderful quality paper, a ribbon page marker, and yummy pictures. It would make a lovely gift, perhaps with a few of the Madeleine

    I hadn't realized there were so many variations of Madeleines! From the traditional vanilla and chocolate, to savory versions this book covers what must be all variations. It also does a lovely job of describing tools and techniques with reasons for each. I'll be working my way thru this book as we approach the holiday season. The book itself is very attractive with wonderful quality paper, a ribbon page marker, and yummy pictures. It would make a lovely gift, perhaps with a few of the Madeleine pans, baking tools & some of the special ingredients (like chocolate & flavorings).

  • Nicole

    I was lucky enough to win this cookbook from Firstreads. It is very easy to follow. Offers lots of hints for making the Madeleine cookies. The book also offers a large variety for every occasion. The book is beautiful with lovely pictures. I am about to make a batch now!

  • Ducky

    Love, love love! It's beautifully set up, divided by category into sub category. In the back it even gives you resources to find the ingredients and pans you'll need!

    The recipes look scrumptious as well! Uh! I can't want to make some of these. I will for sure recommend this cook book to all my friends who bake!

    I won this book in the Goodreads Giveaway :)

  • Tracy Morgan

    I won this through a Goodreads giveaway and absolutely adore it. I immediately went out to buy the little pans needed to make Madeleines. I started with a basic plain recipe and dipped the ends in chocolate. DELICIOUS!!! This book has so many great recipes, I can't wait to try a few more. I love this cookbook.

    Update: I made three different kinds of Madeleines to give away as Christmas presents. I made, a vanilla, orange and chocolate, and an apple version. All three turned out beautifully and e

    I won this through a Goodreads giveaway and absolutely adore it. I immediately went out to buy the little pans needed to make Madeleines. I started with a basic plain recipe and dipped the ends in chocolate. DELICIOUS!!! This book has so many great recipes, I can't wait to try a few more. I love this cookbook.

    Update: I made three different kinds of Madeleines to give away as Christmas presents. I made, a vanilla, orange and chocolate, and an apple version. All three turned out beautifully and everyone LOVED them!!! Seriously adore these recipes. Next time, I'm going to make some of the more salty and savory Madeleines like Fresh Dill and Feta. Yummy!!!

  • Alice Oakey

    Fantabulous! Wow! Great recipes and lots of tips on how to prepare batter.

    My pain au chocolat Madeleines turned out absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try more recipes. I am now very popular with family and friends! Thank you, Barbara

  • Lisa

    There are very few pictures. Now saying that, the recipes are fabulous!!! There are sweet savory dipped, I never knew that there were so many different variations for these wonderful treats. I think that I need this book. I got the pan ..... gonna do it.

  • Sandra Lassiter

    Oh, my! I'm baking more madeleines as I type, and they are amazing!! I'm currently baking the Classic French Madeleines, and they are a huge hit with my family. Light and airy, they melt in your mouth!

    There are so many different recipes for madeleines in this lovely little cookbook. I had no idea there were that many variations. One down side; there is a typo in the recipe for the Pumpkin Madeleines. It says 1/ c. pureed pumpkin. I guessed and added 1/2 c, but I think it probably should be close

    Oh, my! I'm baking more madeleines as I type, and they are amazing!! I'm currently baking the Classic French Madeleines, and they are a huge hit with my family. Light and airy, they melt in your mouth!

    There are so many different recipes for madeleines in this lovely little cookbook. I had no idea there were that many variations. One down side; there is a typo in the recipe for the Pumpkin Madeleines. It says 1/ c. pureed pumpkin. I guessed and added 1/2 c, but I think it probably should be closer to 1/4 c. They were absolutely yummy, but I think a bit on the heavy side for a madeleine. I haven't found any other issues so far. Definitely try the Mapley Granola Madeleines!

    I didn't have a madeleine pan, and I couldn't find one in the stores around here, so I ordered one online. Unfortunately, I didn't see the smaller print which was the only place it stated that it was a miniature version. I don't recommend a mini madeleine pan as the shell shape doesn't seem to stay in the little cakes, and it takes lots of pans or refills to finish one recipe. At one point, I threw some of the batter in some mini muffin tins just to help finish up! If you need a pan, I highly recommend getting a full-size madeleine pan!

    I received a copy of this book from Quirk Books for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Patty

    This beautifully printed cookbook is full of variations for sweet and savory madeleines. The recipes are easy to pull together from ingredients in a normal pantry - most require just butter, sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and a flavoring agent of some kind. I made mine in one bowl. A madeleine pan of some kind is needed to create the traditional shell shape but they are easily found.

    I will admit that the directions were lacking in one area - and I wondered about it as I followed them to compl

    This beautifully printed cookbook is full of variations for sweet and savory madeleines. The recipes are easy to pull together from ingredients in a normal pantry - most require just butter, sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and a flavoring agent of some kind. I made mine in one bowl. A madeleine pan of some kind is needed to create the traditional shell shape but they are easily found.

    I will admit that the directions were lacking in one area - and I wondered about it as I followed them to completion but I always follow directions exactly as written when I'm reviewing a cookbook - they said to spray the madeleine pan with cooking spray. Well, I recommend that you butter and flour your pan. The first batch I made using the cooking spray stuck to my pans. And they are non-stick pans. I am also a very experienced baker. Also the recipes do not call for salt - they really need a little salt so I have added some.

    That little disaster aside - don't worry, we ate the broken cookies and they were delicious - I then went with my instincts and used butter and flour. That batch came out beautifully. I'm also looking forward to trying several of the different recipes for both sweet and savory. Despite the misstep with the pan instructions the recipes were easy to follow and the cookies that I made were delicious.

  • Irene B.

    Recipes are very easy and clear for a beginner to master making all sorts of madeleines. Excellent!

    Except for.........

    ...the tiny, grey font used for the fractions and numerals in the ingredients lists. It's easy to mistake one-fourth or one-half, etc., while you are cooking. Should have used a larger, blacker font for the recipe amounts. There are also some typos in the recipes, which entail guessing on the part of the cook.

  • C Martin

    Many variations on the basic theme of the madeleine. Oddly the recipes add baking powder, an ingredient not found in tradtional french Madeleines; far more vanilla than Julia Child or Flo; as well as an entire extra egg in the basic recipe. I think the texture and flavor suffers a bit for it. It doesnt taste “bad”. It just doesnt taste like a frnch madeleine. I do like some of the ideas for savory.

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