Spiced Sponge Shells
5,4 / 10
1 hr 45 min.
Suggested variation; serve these simple madeleines with warm apple compote.
Heat the butter until it foams and starts to smell nutty, then leave to cool.
Combine the flour, ground almonds, icing sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and whisk in the eggs whites. Pour the cooled butter through a sieve into the bowl and whisk into the mixture until evenly mixed. Leave the cake mixture to rest in the fridge for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 170°C (150 fan) | 325°F | gas 3 and oil and flour a 12-hole Madeleine mould.
Spoon the mixture into the moulds, then transfer the tin to the oven and bake for 10 - 15 minutes. Test with a wooden toothpick, if it comes out clean, the cakes are done. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before serving.