How to Bake Madeleines

See those cookies up there? Those are the cookies that so wigged out the great French writer Marcel Proust, he spent the last 12 years of his life in a cork lined room just thinking about them.

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Maybe that's one of the reasons he never left the cork lined room. Today he'd probably be on Oprah (Special Edition) or the World's Biggest Loser, or maybe even Hoarders.  Dude, put the cookies down.

Maybe that's one of the reasons he never left the cork lined room. Today he'd probably be on Oprah (Special Edition) or the World's Biggest Loser, or maybe even Hoarders. Dude, put the cookies down.

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.bTake a pastry brush and brush the mold in the madeleine pan. Make sure every ridge and corner is coated.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.bTake a pastry brush and brush the mold in the madeleine pan. Make sure every ridge and corner is coated.

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Dust the inside of the molds lightly with flour to prevent the cookies from sticking. Tap away the excess flour.

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In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar and salt.Use a whisk or a handheld beater and whip everything on a medium speed for about 5 minutes until the mixture is thick, pale and fluffy.

In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar and salt.Use a whisk or a handheld beater and whip everything on a medium speed for about 5 minutes until the mixture is thick, pale and fluffy.

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Add in the vanilla. Beat it in.

Add in the vanilla. Beat it in.

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Sprinkle the sifted flour over the mixture and beat it in at low speed.

Sprinkle the sifted flour over the mixture and beat it in at low speed.

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Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the lemon zest......and half of the melted butter.

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the lemon zest......and half of the melted butter.

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Mix it together well, then add in the other half of the melted butter.

Mix it together well, then add in the other half of the melted butter.

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Drop 1 Tbs of batter into each mold.

Drop 1 Tbs of batter into each mold.

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Pop them into the preheated oven.

Pop them into the preheated oven.

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Bake the madeleines for about 8 to 12 minutes. While they were baking I took out my banjo and played a bit of "Paddling Madeleine Home."

Bake the madeleines for about 8 to 12 minutes. While they were baking I took out my banjo and played a bit of "Paddling Madeleine Home."

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Seems like Proust once had the same idea himself. Dork

Seems like Proust once had the same idea himself. Dork

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You'll know the madeleines are done when you give them a little poke and they spring right back. Turn the cookie pan upside down and watch the madeleines tumble out .

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Place them on a wire cooling rack and let them chill for about 10 minutes, then sprinkle them with the powdered sugar.

Place them on a wire cooling rack and let them chill for about 10 minutes, then sprinkle them with the powdered sugar.

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Be careful.  If the powdered sugar is put on cookies that are too warm, the sugar will just melt.

Be careful. If the powdered sugar is put on cookies that are too warm, the sugar will just melt.

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Serve them up with a pot of tea,buckle up your seat belt and get ready for the pristine rush

Serve them up with a pot of tea,buckle up your seat belt and get ready for the pristine rush

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