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Lemon Blueberry Madeleines

Today I thought I would share one of my favourites French madeleines. These madeleines combine my favourite flavour combo lemon and blueberry. These make a delicious midweek treat and the perfect spring recipe. They’re light, super buttery and they’re bursting with fresh blueberries and zingy lemon flavour.

lemon blueberry madeleines

lemon madeleines

classic french madeleines

(Makes 24 Madeleines)

Ingredients –

3 large free-range eggs

130g caster sugar

200g unsalted butter, melted and cooled

200g self-raising flour (or the same of plain flour + 1 tsp baking powder)

60ml milk

Zest of 1 large unwaxed lemon

1 small punnet of fresh blueberries

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1. Whisk the eggs and sugar until light and frothy. Then add the melted and cooled butter and whisk to fully incorporate.

2. Now add the flour, milk and the lemon zest. Mix until you have a really thick and smooth mixture. Then cover and place in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight to thicken.

3. When ready to bake, grease your Madeleine tin with a little butter if it’s not a non-stick tin.

4. Place about a tablespoon of the mixture into each of the shells, then press about 2-3 blueberries into each.

5. Bake for 5 minutes at 190 degrees C Fan, then turn the oven off for a minute- this is where the Madeleines get their signature peaks. Then after a minute, turn the oven back on and turn the temperature down to 160 degrees C Fan, cook for a further 5 minutes until lightly golden.

Allow to cool in the tins for a minute, then remove and finish cooling on a wire rack. Before serving dust with icing sugar.

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61 thoughts on “Lemon Blueberry Madeleines

  1. These are beautiful, Jess! They’re like little lemon blueberry muffins in a prettier shape–which will make me eat ten times more. What? Madeleines aren’t meant for breakfast? That’s the only time I eat them, paired with my morning coffee, lol! Thank you for the recipe.

  2. I’ve never baked madeleines, but OMG yours are really really tempting!
    You know, I have a penchant for the blueberry and lemon combination too; in fact, I just made blueberry buttermilk pancakes this morning and added a tsp of lemon grind. I promise, out of this world; so your madeleines remind me of great moments and I just want to have a pair right now.
    I know I will eventually 😉
    Thanks for sharing, dear Jess…

  3. I totally heart this combination of sweet blueberries, with zesty lemon. Shame on me, I don’t own a Madeleine tin. If I did though, I’d totally be eating these for breakfast too!

  4. These madeleines are so so pretty Jessica! I love blueberry and lemon – one of my favorite combos too and so perfect for spring and summer 🙂

  5. Yum these look amazing! I’ve never had a madeleine before, but I LOVE just about anything with lemon 😀

  6. Looks delicious, Jess! Would you believe that I’ve never made madeleines before?? These look really tasty…and I LOVE the pic with the spoon outline. So creative. 🙂

  7. Yay! I love mandeleines but I have never made them. These look delicious and nothing beats lemon and blueberry combo. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  8. My favourite cookie cake! Love madeleines and like you I love putting a twist on the classic, though I think the classic is still my favourite. Blueberries and lemon is a wonderful combo and a great idea for madeleines. These look fabulous!

  9. Love the twist in this recipe! I only had the classic madeleines. Adding blueberries in them is a fantastic idea.

  10. Aw, these are so cute! I love madeleines, and I love that you added blueberries and lemon. I’d gobble these guys right up- at breakfast or any time of day or night!

  11. Oh Jess…I could talk about these lovely madeleines all day! They are absolutely beautiful…and with lemon and blueberry? Brilliant!! I’m like you, I love lemon and blueberry together, it’s like they were made for each other…
    Thank you so much for bringing such a lovely treat to Fiesta Friday’s table! I have a feeling that this one is going to be a hit with everyone! Just lovely. <3

  12. These Madeleine looks so divine! My friend made me some plain madeleine the other day and I was pondering if I should get mardeleine tin. Now you pushed me to the shop. 😉

  13. Jess, I would just love it you could rush me over a plan of these madeleines! I love the lemon blueberry flavor combination. I need one of these pans!!

  14. Oh how I love madelines… and these are gorgeous. I can’t wait to try to make them! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  15. I’ve only had madeleines once before. But I can’t forget them, they were so good… buttery and sweet. Now I’m tempted to buy myself a madeleine pan to make these! They look wonderful!

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