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  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup clarified butter, melted and cooled


  1. Grease and flour well 12 Madeleine shells.
  2. Beat eggs with salt until frothy; then gradually beat in sugar. Beat the mixture at high speed until very thick and lemon colored, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Fold in the flour, 2 tablespoons at a time, and the lemon peel, if desired. Add butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, and fold it in quickly.
  4. Fill shells about 3/4 full, and bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
  5. Remove from shells to wire rack to cool.

Makes 12.

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