Friday, June 29, 2012

Choco Almond Madeleines

Choco Almond Madeleines

Madeleines? what is madeleines, perhaps some people do not familiar with this name.
The traditional small cake namely madeleines cames from Commercy and Liverdun, two communes of the Lorraine region in northeastern France, according to Wikipedia source.

Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions. Aside from the traditional moulded pan, commonly found in stores specialising in kitchen equipment and even hardware stores, no special tools are required to make madeleines.
A génoise cake batter is used. The flavour is similar to, but somewhat lighter than, sponge cake. Traditional recipes include very finely ground nuts, usually almonds. A variation uses lemon zest, for a pronounced lemony taste.

I hunted the madeleines pans around Singapore as I looked for Phoon Huat the pans are not the want that I like. After googling I went to Sia Huat store; where is specialize selling kitchen equipments over there. Sia Huat is located in Temple street, near the well-known Vihara in chinatown.

Before I read blog from Little Teochew; blogger from Singapore that she bought madeleines pan in Daiso with 2 bucks??? Wow sound cheap, based on her information I went to the shop, but there is no madeleines pans anymore. Somehow Daiso doesn't sell the pans anymore. The pans look like martabak loyang, round.

The ones I bought madeleine pans is rectangular which is 12 madeleine moulds and the most I like is good quality, under 20 sgd rather than bought from TOT or Pantry Kitchen ;-p

Choco Almond Madeleines
Modified by Kimkim

140 gr all-purpose flour (terigu Segitiga)
7 tbsp dutch processed cocoa powder, preferably Valrhona
175 gr sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp grated zest
4 large eggs
200 g unsalted butter, melted


1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Set aside. Put the sugar, salt and lemon zest into a bow and mixed it with spoon.

2. Using a whisk beat the eggs into the lemon-sugar until creamy afterthat put it the melted butter. Gently whisk in the sifted flour mixture, stirring only until the flour is incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface of the batter and chill it overnight before baking. The overnight rest helps the cookies develop their characteristic bump on their backs; if you don't have time for an overnight rest, try to give the batter at least an hour in the refrigerator.

3. When you are ready to bake the cookies, center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 425F (220C). Butter a 12-mold madeleine pan, I don't use the flour anymore.

4. Divide the batter evenly among the madeleine molds. Place the pan in the oven, insert wooden spoon in the door to keep it slightly ajar, and immediately turn the oven temperature down to 350F (180C). Bake the cookies for 13 to 15 minutes, or until they are domed and spring back when pressed lightly. Unmold the cookies onto a work surface - you may have to rap the madeleine pan against the counter to release the cookies - then transfer them to a rack to cool to room temperature.


  1. Hi,

    May i know where you got the madeleine pans from? :)

    Tried a few places like Phoon huat but they dont sell it.

    1. Are you in Singapore? Go to temple street,find Sia Huat store,they sell madeleine pans

    2. Yes i am in Singapore. I will do that. Thank you very much!


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