Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Lemon Madeleines

March 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in BCM, cakes & tortes, cookies & bars, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 22 Comments
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lemon madeleines

By now, I’ve made several of Dorie’s madeleine recipes, but these Lemon Madeleines were the first to give me that coveted backside bump!  The trick, apparently, is to keep the batter super-cold until the second the shell-shaped pan hits the oven.  Hmmm…perhaps I should revisit one of the older recipes (chai was a favorite)?

I like madeleines, but I never really think of them until they roll around for TWD.  They’re easy enough to make…the batter is quickly whisked together by hand and it can even out in the fridge for a few days.  Madeleines are for sure best eaten fresh, so it’s handy to be able to bake them off as you want them (I did about four a day until the batter was gone).  These ones came out nice and spongy.  And lemony, of course, because of zest in the batter and juice in the glaze.

Madeleines often find themselves dunked into a cup of tea, but there was some lemon curd left from last week’s BWJ recipe, so we swiped them in that.

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Yum! Looks beautiful!

  2. They are lovely. I dipped mine into a caramel sauce I had made for our ice cream. Not bad.

  3. I was just talking about how I love desserts with lemon, and here your post pops up! =D They must be delicious!

  4. gnammmm!!!! :)))))

  5. Looks lovely. I decided not to glaze mine because I could not be bothered with the extra step.

  6. Sounds yummy dipped in lemon curd! Triple dose of lemons, love it!
    These madeleines are a delicious treat for tea-time, I can’t stop eating these!

  7. I did glaze mine (except for the one unglazed one that I HAD to eat for scientific experimental reasons).

  8. Perfect with lemon curd! Double goodness!

  9. Your madeleines look so good, love the lemon curd dip 😉

  10. Looks really tasty!

  11. I didn’t even think about baking off a few a day – that is a great idea.

  12. I love Madeleines! They are one of the favorites now in my household. Orange zest and coconut in them…divine! I will give the lemon recipe a try. Oh my Goodness…Chai Tea Madeleines… I’m sure they are wonderful!

  13. lemon curd-works for me!

  14. Your madeleines look lovely. These were the best madeleines we’ve made with Dorie so far.

  15. Perfectly beautiful madeleines!! I loved this recipe and the wonderful lemon glaze!

  16. MmmmMm lemon curd…that sounds awesome! Baking them in small amounts sounds like a great idea. That’s probably the only way it would slow my appetite down. 🙂

  17. I like the idea of a few at a time because they are not great left over. Using the
    lemon curd with these is a great idea.

  18. Oh, how I wish I had some lemon curd! That would have been heavenly. Lovely photo.

  19. Ooh-the lemon curd would be great with these. I like your idea of baking these off over a few days since they definitely got stale pretty quick.

  20. Yum! Looks beautiful!

  21. mmmmhhh….

  22. I love lemons so I am sure I’ll love this recipe thanks for sharing!

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