How to bake madeleines with Basilur Citrus Bliss tea?

Madeleines are small French cakes with a characteristic shell shape. These baked goods have been an addition to tea for centuries. We decided to add a citrus twist to their recipe with our Citrus Bliss tea from the Vintage Blossoms collection.

What ingredients do you need to bake madeleines?

Madeleine cake:

  • 10 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon of orange peel (finely grated)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder


  • 2-3 tablespoons of Basilur Citrus Bliss (brewed and cooled)
  • ¾ cup of powdered sugar

How to bake madeleine cookies?

  1. Preheat the oven to approximately 175°C.
  2. Put 8 tablespoons of butter into the pot . Keep over medium heat until the butter melts , then set aside to cool.
  3. Beat the eggs with sugar until light in color. Add vanilla and orange extract , orange zest and beat again until smooth and fluffy.
  4. In a separate bowl , mix flour, salt and baking powder . Mix them well so as not to leave any lumps.
  5. Add half of the flour, salt and baking powder mixture to the beaten egg mixture and use a rubber spatula to carefully mix the ingredients . Then repeat the process with the remaining flour mixture.
  6. Pour the melted butter into the flour and egg mixture . Mix until everything is combined.
  7. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter , then spread it on the madeleine tray .
  8. Using a spoon , spread the dough into shell-shaped molds . With this amount of ingredients you should get about 12 madeleines.
  9. Bake the cookies for about 10-15 minutes . The toothpick should be dry when removed from the cake.
  10. Leave the baked goods to cool for 5-10 minutes , then carefully remove them and leave them to cool completely again.
  11. Then mix powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of brewed tea . If the consistency is dry and lumpy, add more tea.
  12. Pour the icing over the madeleines and enjoy their taste!

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