A small rich cake, typically baked in a shell-shaped mold and often decorated with coconut and jam.
More example sentences
- Eat hot with warm sponge cake or madeleines or eat thoroughly chilled aside a little mound of equal quantities of thick yoghurt and whipped cream.
- In particular, Pascale had baked chocolate hazelnut madeleines, which she insisted were ‘ratées’ (failed).
- I think that is a reasonable excuse to drop what we are doing and bake a batch of madeleines, don't you?
French, probably named after Madeleine Paulmier, 19th-century French pastry cook.
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