As soon as Michel started making French Madeleine I sat back and waited for Mr CC to suggest that I should make them. It didn’t take long. Mr CC has a food vocabulary only rivalled by the CCD (Caked Crusader’s Da) for making a compliment sound like an insult. Hence, when he said I should make these as they would have more crust, and the crust was always his favourite bit of any sponge I made, I didn’t take offence.
100g caster sugar
100g plain flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract – OR – juice and zest of a lemon
¾ teaspoon baking powder