Orange and Lime Madeleines

Madeleines make scrumptious little cakes they are good with tea during the day but I think they are best served with coffee after dinner.

Makes around 30 madeleines
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes



  • 100g self raising flour
  • 50g polenta
  • 100g caster sugar
  • finely grated rind of 1 orange and 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 tbsp. double cream
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted


  1. Batter: Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl (the first 5 ingredients) and the mix the wet ingredients in a separate container (the last 3 ingredients). With a whisk, mix the wet ingredient's into the dry ingredients until combined.
  2. To Cook: Preheat an oven to 180°C. Butter madeleine trays and spoon the mixture in them so that they come half the way up. Place them in the oven and cook them for around 10 minutes, until they have risen. Remove them from the oven and allow the to cool for a few minutes then turn them out on wire racks. Serve or store them in well sealed tins (they are best served on the day they are cooked).