Madeleines Recipe
In volume 1 of Proust’s In Search Of Lost Time, there’s a famous focus on madeleine cakes, which lead to the idea of involuntary memory. Here’s a recipe for madeleines; what memories will these conjure?
  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour a madeleine pan.
  3. Mix the eggs, sugar, vanilla, lemon peel and salt together.
  4. Beat in the flour and add the butter.
  5. Spoon one tablespoon of batter into each indent in the pan and bake for15-16 minutes.
  6. Cool and dust with the powdered sugar.
  7. Serve.