Betcha can’t eat just one….


I’m sure this happens to you. Your friend tells you “you’ve gotta see this movie!” And then another person tells, almost everyone you run into says something about the movie. So you go and see the movie and you sit there thinking the whole time, “what the hell? This movie is lame, did I see the same movie as them?” Now right off the bat I will admit that I tend to like the “out there movies.” I am a huge fan of documentaries as I find real life far more fascinating than anything Hollywood could come up with. But it just seems more and more as of late the movies that I “have to see” are the least memorable of the year.
This seems to happen with food blogs with me from time to time. People rave and rave and I check it out. And though it is nice or what not, it just doesn’t do it for me. Of course I’m sure that is what people say about my blog. :P One such food blog(and here is where you will gasp in disagreement with me), David Lebovitz….Living the Sweet Life in Paris. I’m a fan of the Perfect Scoop cookbook and I keep going back to the site  from time to time because I will see it mentioned and think, okay go check it out again. On one of my many trips over to the site I saw a picture of Lemon-Glazed Madeleines and they spoke to me.
I had recently purchased mini madeleine pans…this is what happens, get a bigger kitchen, fill it with more stuff! :) I bought many an other kitchen un-necessities also. When I bought the pans, I had these madeleines in mind. The original recipe has you hand dip the whole madeleine into the glaze. That recipe made 24. I made mini ones and stopped at 64 of them. I wasn’t about to single dip them all. So they just got glaze thrown at them…worked for me.
I chose to use Meyer lemons because I had quite a few of them. These were super addictive and thus inspired the pictures as they truly were like popcorn to me. I had to stop myself last night to make sure I would have enough of them for the picture. I inhaled the rest of them for breakfast after I took the photos. As you can see by the picture my dog was quite the fan also.
So with these I am starting to become a fan of the David Lebovitz website. I still don’t truly “get it” but I do like the recipes.

Meyer Lemon-Glazed Madeleines

24 cookies(or about 64 minis)

3 large eggs, at room temperature
2/3 cup (130g) granulated sugar
rounded 1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup (175g) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
zest of one Meyer lemon
9 tablespoons (120g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature, plus additional melted butter for preparing the molds

3/4 cup (150g) powdered sugar
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed Meyer lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1. Brush the indentations of a madeleine mold with melted butter. Dust with flour, tap off any excess, and place in the fridge or freezer.

2. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, whip the eggs, granulated sugar, and salt for 5 minutes until frothy and thickened.

3. Spoon the flour and baking powder,  into a sifter or mesh strainer and use a spatula to fold in the flour as you sift it over the batter. (Rest the bowl on a damp towel to help steady it for you.)

4. Add the lemon zest to the cooled butter, then dribble the butter into the batter, a few spoonfuls at a time, while simultaneously folding to incorporate the butter. Fold just until all the butter is incorporated.

5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (Batter can be chilled for up to 12 hours.)

6. To bake the madeleines, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

8. Plop enough batter in the center of each indentation with enough batter which you think will fill it by 3/4’s. Do not spread it.

10. Bake for 8-9 minutes(the mini take about 7 minutes) or until the cakes just feel set. While the cakes are baking, make a glaze in a small mixing bowl by stirring together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and water until smooth.

11. Remove from the oven and tilt the madeleines out onto a cooling rack. Drizzle glaze over madeleines. Allow glaze to set.

Storage: Glazed madeleines are best left uncovered, or not tightly-wrapped; they’re best eaten the day they’re made. They can be kept in a container for up to three days after baking, if necessary. I don’t recommend freezing them since the glaze will melt.

Source: Adapted from


  1. I think that I had the same expression as le puppy looking at this post, Peabody. Lovely presentation too!

  2. OMG, pup is soooo cute. The madelines look amazing. I want to pick one from the pile and sneak off with it. They are totally cute, but not as cute as pupster.

  3. Yumm I extremely love madeleines and yours look delicious! I love the bucket full of them, and your dog looking at them is great too.

  4. These are way better than popcorn. I love the lemons you used here! It’s in these days you know ;-) I also relate to what you mean about foodblogs and movies. I’ve often fallen for that!

  5. LOL!! I’m SO with you.

    I LOVE DL and his culinary contributions (baker that I am not, I ADORE chocolate) but his blog doesn’t really do much for me…but the chocolate and these madeleines…I may need to get with it…

    LOVELY, as always! :)

  6. Hey! Thanks for your comment on my site! I love your photography and the madeleines! That is hilarious,..since I just tried out a recipe for madeleines taken from the “gourmet” magazine website.

    I’m planning to make a post about them in the next couple of days. Your look DELICIOUS and i LOVE that they are in a popcorn dish. :)

    Look forward to checking out your site again in the future. And, I’ve never heard of Dave Lebovitz, but I’ll make sure to check out his site too,… :)

  7. Wow they look delicous – my kind of ‘popcorn’

  8. I have always felt this way about his blog but never said a word because I thought I’d be stoned to death or something.

    Love the madeleines, Pea – wish I could grab some!

  9. Your Madeleines look perfect and extremely delicious! I could eat a few of those in a row ;-P!!!



  10. Now I have to get some madeleines pans! Not that I have any space for them though! I love that you compared these to popcorn, great pictures!

  11. So good.And a Meyer Lemon Glaze! I agree with you. I didnt see all the hoopla about that particular blog.But his recipes are good.Your dog is adorable BTW.

  12. I’m not a big fan either – David’s Lebovitz that is – but those madeleines look super! I so definitely have to get some proper pans. And yes, I’d love to be able to taste more than one!

  13. I would have devoured them too. Love them in the popcorn bowl. And more pictures of your dog too, just gorgeous.

  14. Do you have a meyer lemon tree or do you order them? I am obsessed with trying these lemons! These cookies look great and I love, love your site. Your photos truly make it mouth-wateringly beautiful!

  15. Peabody, these look fab – and may I say that the pictures are stellar as well!

  16. These are so tiny packed with all those delicious flavours. I never have enough hours in the day to check out everything I want to on the net, or participate in all the wonderful blogging events…David will have to be on my list of things to do!

  17. your cocker looks like she wants to devour the entire bowl!

  18. I love anything lemoncakey – a new word?? I too would have thrown the glaze at them, not having the patience to hand dip each one.

    and thanks a lot – I now want a mini madeleines cake pan! My kitchen is too small for these necessities.

    p.s. we do love your dog and would be free dog walkers if we lived nearby.

  19. This recipe has been calling to me and now you had to make it and post such gorgeous pictures. How can I resist? I love the popcorn tub filled with them.
    What other fun new kitchen toys did you get?

  20. I understand what you mean about a blog that everyone is raving about and then you go there and you think …Huh? I love your madeleines! I have never made them yet so now I want to try. On your movie lead-in I thought you were going to mention the Transporter movie because the woman the lead actor rescued made some madeleines.

  21. I will admit that there are quite a few food blogs that just about everyone is linked to that I just don’t get. The pictures are pretty and all, but I really like it when I can connect with a blog, and the smaller ones seem to do it for me!!

    These madeleines would convert me to any blog, though!

  22. As soon as I saw your picture my heart jumped with joy “ooohhh madeleines!” I am on such a madelein kick right now.

  23. I followed your link over from Tastespotting. I love madeleines so much and have been planning on posting a recipe. Meyer lemons are also a favorite so this is definitely on my to-do list! Thanks!

  24. (I also don’t really get Dave’s blog…)

  25. Those are fine looking madeleines, and a meyer lemon glaze, ooh, that puts them over the top!

  26. lovely photos! i can never resist getting my two dogs’ reactions to my cooking too. :-) i don’t think i fully “get” the appeal of madelines, although they look great, BUT i think that’s because the only time i’ve had them have been the grocery store kind. i won’t pass judgment until i’ve tried eating homemade ones!

    meyer lemon glaze though? *that* i can get excited about. :-)

  27. Heheheh! We just polished a plate of those this past weekend because mom sent me a pan I “had” to try…well, I am sticking to my old worn-out one!! It was a bad grade silicone one. All you had to say was “meyer lemon” sista’!

  28. The movie thing happens to me all the time, most recently with Knocked Up. I didn’t think it was funny, I just thought the whole situation sucked.

  29. I do believe this is the first time I’ve ever seen a photo of a bowl of madeleines!!! How indulgent — how wonderful — how addictive!

  30. Oooh, Peabody! Those madeleines look so pretty! They are one of my favorite things. And the lemon glaze….I’m feeling a bit dizzy now.

    I enjoy David’s blog, but he lives in Paris, and I would give my right arm (I’m left-handed) to live there too. It’s my favorite place on Earth. I guess I live vicariously through his pages. :)

  31. What do I love more– the madeleines or the pic with your dog gazing at the madeleines? I can’t choose! You think I could taste one or two?

  32. Lovely photo & post!

  33. Love that puppy. Well, I love the madeleines also! That seems perfect however you got the lemon glaze on them.
    When we moved into this house I was so excited because I had 3 cabinets that were empty. Oh it was lovely. Ahem, not the way it is now.

  34. I was reading along happily, scrolling down the page, nodding in agreement…and then I saw the photo of your dog. And I forgot what I was even reading about because your dog is the cutest dog on the planet. (Upon a second reading, however, these sound great!)

  35. Those look delicious and your pup is ADORABLE!

  36. i love citrus-y baked goodies! love the pic of your puppy eyeing them ;)

  37. Glad you mentioned that you threw the glaze at them…at first I thought that all the little white dots were pieces of popped popcorn…chopped up and stirred into madeline batter. Maybe another time :)
    i can see why there would be addictive…who can resist madelines and meyer lemon together?

  38. I with you on the movies, I like documentaries or art flicks. The Madeleines from “DL” are unbelievable! Yours in the popcorn jar are too cute :)!

  39. Off the topic of this post.. but I made “Refund Muffins” last night and I personally think they are to die for! :) I enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work. :)

  40. Oh – mini ones? Seriously? Shoot me now.. I eat waaaaay to many of things that are popable! I think the entire lot of 64 would soon be in my belly!

  41. At first glanced I thought you came up with a popcorn flavored cookie :) But I think lemon glazed is much better!!! I definitely could not eat just one!

  42. I haven’t made madeleines yet, but every time I see them I think I should run out and buy a pan. Yours are absolutely beautiful! When I’m in the right mood, I think DL’s site is great; other times I wonder – why am I reading this?

  43. Your madeleines look so good. They are addicitive. Great photos, love the dog:) I’ve been considering making DL’s madeleines so now maybe I’ll give them a try!

  44. That picture of your dog eyeing the bowl is PRICELESS! Some days I feel the same way. :) I recently bought some madeleine pans myself and have been looking for a recipe with a twist. Now I’ll have to try the glaze. Thanks!

  45. Your dog is just so dang photogenic! And I agree with you about some blogs…they are like movies, books, music, food…we all have our own tastes. My favorite food blogs aren’t necessarily everyone else’s (except for this one of course).

  46. Wow. Those look so delicious. I admit, I would eat them like popcorn too. Love your photography too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  47. Madeleines are just addictive, especially mini ones. I mean really, they’re just so cute and little! Yours look beautiful and quite tasty too.

  48. Yay, I got madeleine pans for Christmas! These look to good to pass up! Recipe noted.

  49. Your dog is gorgeous! And the popcorn Madeleines is a wonderful idea. I don’t think I have had a Meyer lemon, ever! Do they taste very different from a bog standard lemon? I am very curious now.
    I make brownies in my madeleine pan. They are for fancy posh party flings. (Recipe on RLB’s blog- Barcelona Brownies)

  50. Peabody – I hear you about the addictiveness of glazed lemon madeleines as I love glazed lemon anything. I do like DL’s website for the recipes, but sometimes I just don’t get it either. Maybe it’s because it’s now been a few decades since I was last in Paris…

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go


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