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Madeleines de Commercy

Petite Madeleines de Commercy

While delirious , one of the remarks made by Tarvek is "Why, yes! I'd love a madeline!".

The use of the indefinite article may, in itself, lead one to suspect that he is not referring to a woman named Madeline. In fact, a madeleine is a sort of small cake made in a special baking tin that gives it a distinctive scalloped shape, and which is intermediate in texture between angel food cake and a sponge cake (as is used in common layer cakes and the like).



1/2 lb. cake flour
1/2 lb. sugar
5 eggs
1/2 lb. butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat (standard un-modified) oven to 340 degrees.
  2. Melt 1/2 pound butter over hot water (or by microwave or a Death Ray on Low).
  3. Sift flour and sugar into bowl.
  4. Add 5 eggs, stirring well to blend (possibly with automated stir clank).
  5. Add melted butter from step 2 and vanilla extract. Blend well.
  6. Let stand about 1 hour.
  7. Pour batter into buttered madeleine pans.
  8. Bake 15-20 minutes.

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