Citrus-Glazed Madeleines
Makes: 13 to 15 madeleines
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, lukewarm
Orange Syrup:
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
Lemon Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  1. For Madeleines: Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush Madeleine pans with melted butter; dust with flour, then tap out excess. Whisk sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add flour and whisk just until blended. Gradually add lukewarm melted butter, whisking just until blended. Let batter stand 20 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, make Orange Syrup and Lemon Glaze: Stir orange juice and sugar in small bowl until sugar dissolves; mix in orange peel. Set orange syrup aside. Whisk powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon peel in another small bowl to blend. Set lemon glaze aside.
  3. Spoon 1 slightly rounded tablespoon of batter into each shell indentation in pan. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Using tip of sharp knife, gently pry each madeleine from pan and cool slightly. Dip madeleines 1 at a time, shell side facing down into orange syrup. Repeat dipping once more. Turn madeleines, shell side facing up and cool completely on rack. Dip each madeleine shell side facing down in lemon glaze, then turn shell side facing up. Let stand until glaze set, about 2 hours. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Store in single layer in airtight container.)
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