In the world of baking, there are few icons as iconic as Madeleine. Created by Jacques Torres in the early 1900s, this chocolate chip cookie is one of the most popular cookies in the world. Why is Madeleine so popular? There are many reasons, but chief among them is its simplicity. Rather than require a tons of different ingredients and steps, this cookie is made with just two: flour and sugar. And while it may not be flashy or unique, that’s what makes it so beloved. It’s simple, consistent and delicious. If you want to create a recipe that will touch the hearts of your customers and stand the test of time, learn more about why Madeleine is still the modern day cookie.
Madeleine’s Origin Story
Madeleine is the modern day cookie. She has a very interesting origin story which makes her even more special. When she was first created, she was meant to be a Christmas cookie. However, due to demand, she quickly became a regular part of people’s diets all year round.
Madeleine is made from sugar, eggs, butter, and flour. She is often decorated with chocolate chips or nuts and sometimes has a tart flavor because of the lemon juice that is used in her recipe.
The Different Types of Madeleines
There are many types of madeleines, but they all consist of two ingredients: a cake or pastry dough and a custard. The variations come from the way the custard is prepared, which can range from simple to intricate.
How to Make a Madeleine
The traditional French cookie madeleine is a delicate and sweet pastry. It is made from flour, milk, sugar, eggs, baking powder and vanilla extract. The dough is typically rolled out and then cut into small squares or triangles. The cookies are then baked until they are golden brown.
To make a madeleine, you will need:
What goes into a Madeleine’s Recipe
-1 egg yolk
-1/2 cup (120 ml) white sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
-3 teaspoons baking powder
-pinch of salt
-6 tablespoons (90 ml) unsalted butter, at room temperature
-2 cups (240 ml) cake batter or prepared yellow cake mix
-1 cup (240 ml) milk, divided
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and sugar until well combined. Add the vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the butter and 1/4 cup of the milk. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.