No-Fuss Madeleines

     1/4 c butter, melted and cooled

     2 eggs

     1/2 tsp vanilla extract (may replace half with 1/4 tsp lemon extract)

     pinch of salt

     1/3 c  sugar

     1/2 c flour

     powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Generously grease and flour the wells for 15 3" madeleines.  Combine eggs, vanilla, and salt, in a large (1 quart) glass measuring cup.  Gradually add sugar while beating at high speed.  Continue beating until mixture is light yellow and has increased in volume.  This will take about 10 minutes with a hand-held mixer.  Sift flour over egg mixture and fold in gently.  Add melted butter and fold in gently.  Using a #40 disher, divide batter among prepared wells.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Tap pan sharply to dislodge madeleines and place on a cooling rack to cool completely. Sift powdered sugar over madeleines when completely cool.

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