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From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. A popular old recipe from France. Makes 24 madeleine. "I raised to my lips a spoonful of the cake...a shudder ran through my whole body and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary changes that were taking place" by French novelist Marcel Proust.
3/4 cup unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 425º. Lightly brush a little oil into each madeleine mold cavity and set the pan aside. Melt butter in glass measuring cup 30-40 seconds in microwave to soften / melt but not to get hot. Whisk in the lemon zest, brandy or juice, and vanilla. Set aside.
Recipe created 1994-05-30.