Lavender Madeleines

Lavender Madeleines!
More springtime flavors for you today!

To be honest, I have never made anything lavender flavored. I’ve never really been into floral flavors just because they usually smell better than they taste, you know? But my soon-to-be cousin, Ashley, had her bridal shower this past Sunday and I was beyond excited when she asked if I would make some madeleines!

Ashley loves lilac/lavender colored things. At our first bridesmaids get together, she wore a lavender-colored dress. Our bridesmaid dresses are lilac. I’m sure there will be pretty purple accents all over the wedding venue. So I knew what flavor these madeleines were going to be ask soon as she asked. Lavender. 

Lavender Madeleines!
I tried really hard to find fresh lavender for these little guys. I was told I could find some lavender buds at Williams-Sonoma, but it was a crazy weekend and I didn’t make it there to check. I knew for a fact that I could find some lavender extract at Sur la Table though. Also, I knew that I was making these for other people to eat and I did not have time to mess them up. Lavender extract it was!

If you choose the extract route, these madeleines are pretty simple. I wasn’t able to try making them with buds to know the difference, but if I was going to make them that way, I think I would melt the butter in a small saucepan on the stove (as opposed to melting it in the microwave) and add about a tablespoon of buds while the butter is melting. That way the flavor would magically transfer to the butter.

In my head these were decorated with glaze and a single lavender bud on the center of each madeleine, but if you don’t have those, you absolutely have to use purple sprinkles.

Lavender Madeleines!

Lavender Madeleines
lavender madeleines
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ tsp lavender extract (from Sur La Table)
  • powdered sugar for garnish

lavender glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk or cream
  • ½ tsp lavender extract
  • purple sprinkles or lavender buds
lavender madeleines
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray two madeleine pans with non-stick spray.
  2. Place butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Set aside to cool.
  3. Combine sugar and eggs in a bowl and mix on medium-low speed using an electric hand-held mixer. Mix well until slightly foamy. Next, add flour and baking soda, and mix until combined. Then add melted butter and lavender extract.
  4. Add about one tablespoon of batter to each of the shell-shaped cavities on the madeleine pans. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and the tops of the madeleines no longer jiggle.
  5. Let the madeleines cool in the pans for a few minutes, then gently remove them from the pans with a knife and let them finish cooling on a wire rack.
lavender glaze
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle a little glaze on each madeleine, or dip them in the glaze. Sprinkle with purple sprinkles or place a lavender bud on each madeleine.
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