Honey Madeleine Biscuits

Makes 20

  • 60g unsalted butter plus a little extra for greasing tins
  • 2 large free-range egg
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 90g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon Manuka honey or regular honey is also delicious
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Icing sugar for dusting


What do we do:

  • In a small saucepan or microwave melt butter, remove from heat and set aside. Use an electric mixer to beat egg, caster sugar and salt for at least 6 minutes until light and thick and pale like a mayonnaise (mixture should double in size).
  • Add sifted flour and fold in using a spatula. Add butter and manuka or regular honey and mix well to combine. Place the mixture into the refrigerator to rest for 30 minutes if possible.
  • Remove the mixture from the fridge and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes. In the meantime you can preheat the oven to Preheat oven to 190ºC and grease your madeline tray with melted butter; I find a pastry brush work well.
  • Place a tablespoon of mixture into each madeline mould and bake for 6-7 minutes. This time can vary according to different ovens so it is best to check the madeline after 4 minutes. You want them to be just firm to touch and a little golden around edges. Allow Madeline’s to cool for a few minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Dust with icing sugar and serve.
Honey Madeleine Biscuits

Manuka honey is made in New Zealand and has a distinctive dark colour and rich flavour, which comes from the bees visiting the Manuka bush. It has amazing, proven health benefits. However it does come with a price tag due to its distinctive properties and location. It is has antibacterial properties, especially good for fighting colds and flu or boosting your immunity - making it a magic honey to use. However - if you can’t find Manuka or want to cut costs, regular honey tastes just as exceptional!

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