Prue Leith’s English Madeleines

Serves: 8
Hands-On Time: 50 minutes
Baking Time: 8 – 10 minutes
  • Ingredients
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Step 1
Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the flour, eggs, baking powder and vanilla bean paste until well combined.

Step 2
Grease the Madeleine mould with a little butter and divide the mixture between the 8 moulds.

Step 3
Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes at 200°C/180°C fan or until risen and golden.

Step 4
Allow to cool in the mould for 5 minutes and then very carefully remove and transfer to a cooling rack.

Step 5
Once slightly cooled, trim the domed bases if necessary so that they are flat.

Step 6
Heat the jam with 1 tbsp of water on low until spreadable.

Step 7
Spoon or brush over the top and sides of the sponges.

Step 8
Toss in the desiccated coconut.

Step 9
Top each with half a glace cherry to finish.