A Tip to Bake Madeleines with the Classic Hump
Art of the Home Tip Bake Madeleines with the Classic Hump
To make sure each madeleine comes out of the oven with a beautiful hump (une belle bosse), simply:
- Let the madeleine dough rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the fridge. The difference in temperature between the fridge and the oven helps in forming a more pronounced hump than if if you skip the resting time — but if you don’t
- Proceed with filling your madeleine pan, making sure you put the dough back in the fridge between each batch.
For Art of the Home detailed (and oh so easy) recipe, check French Kitchen Classic: Petites Madeleines, it also includes a video of Jacques Brel’s upbeat serenade “Madeleine” (in French with English subtitles), a old fashion French girl’s name. Happy baking and bon appétit!