Sunday Around the Kitchen Table

Hello and happy Sunday, foodie friends!  Welcome to the kitchen, which is kinda quiet after weeks of graduation party baking. 

I’m in the kitchen today with another recipe to share with you all!  I posted these madeleines on my Instagram account(@fromginaskitchen__) a few weeks ago and had a few requests for the recipe, so here goes!

This recipe was adapted from “Delicious Disney Sweet Treats” by Pam Brandon and The Disney Chefs.  I’m a cookbook collector and love the cookbooks from Walt Disney World. I always feel like I’m baking magic when using them to re-create my Disney foodie experience at home.



Madeleines (When visiting Walt Disney World, you can find these at Les Chefs de France, in the France Pavilion at Epcot)

Makes 24 cakes

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder


Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Separate out one tablespoon of the melted butter and use to lightly brush the madeleine molds.  My mold makes 10 cakes at a time, so you’ll have to take turns baking unless you have multiple pans. You can leave the melted butter at room temperature while waiting on cakes to bake. Butter molds before each batch.


Beat eggs and sugar with electric mixture in a large bowl until just blended. Beat in milk, extracts and salt.

Stir in flour and baking powder with a spatula until combined. Gradually add the cooled, melted butter in a slow, steady stream, beating until just blended.

Refrigerate batter for at least two hours, or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat over to 475 degrees.  Fill indentations of pan with 1 tablespoon of batter.  Place in oven and lower heat to 375 degrees. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden around edges and puffed. Cool for 5 minutes, remove from pan and repeat with remaining batter, remembering to butter indentations before each batch.

These store well in an airtight container for 3-5 days but are best served IMMEDIATELY.  (If your family is like mine, you won’t have any hanging around past day two.)


Currently you can get your own copy of the cookbook from Amazon or   I checked the ShopDisney site and didn’t see it listed there.  But Disney does have other amazing cookbooks on their site, many of which I own and can highly recommend. Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!

Well, that’s it for today. Now log off, hang up and hang out around YOUR kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a madeleine or two (and for the total Disney at-home foodie experience order yourself some Joffrey’s coffee, a favorite of mine in the parks and resorts!)

Make it a magical week my friends!


Gina MichakComment