Supper Club No. 5 - Daniel Boulud’s Madeleines

These sweet, airy treats come from Daniel Boulud's kitchen. While they do require some special equipment - they are well worth it!


  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon or orange zest
  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, melted, warm
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • Powdered sugar
  • Special Equipment - Two 20-cake mini madeleine pans or one 12-cake regular madeleine pan


  • Whisk baking powder, salt, and flour in a small bowl.
  • Whisk eggs, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, honey, and lemon zest in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in dry ingredients until just incorporated, then whisk in melted butter until smooth. Transfer batter to a pastry bag or resealable plastic bag and chill at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly coat madeleine pans with nonstick vegetable oil spray and dust with flour, tapping out excess. Snip end off pastry bag (or 1 corner of resealable bag) and pipe batter into each mold, filling two-thirds full (you may have a little batter left over).
  • Bake madeleines until edges are golden brown and centers are puffed and lightly spring back when gently pressed, about 5 minutes for mini and 8−10 minutes for regular cakes.
  • Tap pan against counter to release madeleines. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.
  • DO AHEAD: Batter can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.

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