Definition of madeleine in English:

madeleine

Line breaks: mad|eleine
Pronunciation: /ˈmadleɪn
 
, ˈmad(ə)lɛn
 
/

noun

  • A small rich sponge cake, baked in a fluted tin or mould and decorated with coconut and jam.
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    • 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?

Origin

French, probably named after Madeleine Paulmier, 19th-century French pastry cook.

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