Making madeleines actually turned out one the easiest pastries I have baked so far. I found this simple recipe on a website called Epicurious, but to be honest if I were to make it again I will look for a more elaborative recipe that includes nuts, coconut flake of some sort etc since with every bite it left me desiring for something to chew on or another layer of something else to go along with it. Also my batch almost burnt which for all I know I cannot blame the recipe for, rather our out of wack oven with uneven temperature which is still on the to-do-list, but for now here is the recipe that I tried making these madeleines.
pinch of salt
1 cup of flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
10 table spoon (1 1/4 stick) unsalted butter
Preheat the over to 375 degree Fahrenheit. Butter the pans and set aside.
Using electric mixer beat eggs with 2/3 cup of sugar to blend and then add the vanilla, lemon peel and salt. Then add the flour and gradually add the melted butter until it is all well blended. Then spoon the mixture inside the mold and bake for 16 minutes or until it is golden and puffed all the way around.