Rosewater Madeleines

"To me, madeleines are the most wonderful fluffy pockets of joy. The hit of rosewater and buttery icing ensure that these madeleines make for the most delicious dessert."

 Charlotte Ree, an avid baker, food photographer and recipe developer from #mybakeree shows us how it's done!
The Rosarium pattern
The Rosarium pattern

Photography by Luisa Brimble. Styling by Charlotte Ree.

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Madeleine Ingredients:

  • 100g butter, melted
  • 85g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp rosewater
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ tsp baking powder


    Icing Ingredients:

    • 175g icing sugar, sifted
    • 50g butter
    • 3 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 drop pink food colouring
    • dried rose petals, for decorating

    Preheat oven to 200°C.

    Grease a madeleine pan with cooking spray or butter.

    In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar, rosewater and vanilla paste together until pale and fluffy.

    Remove bowl from stand mixer, sift flour and baking powder over the egg mixture. Pour melted butter into mixture and fold ingredients together using a metal spoon.

    Pour tablespoons of mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

    To make the icing, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Sift the icing sugar into a small mixing bowl and add the lemon juice to create a thick paste. Whisk in the butter and food colouring.

    Dip one end of each madeleine into icing and sprinkle rose petals on top. Allow to set before serving.