lavender-spiced honey madeleines

  • ½ cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder, sifted 
  • ⅓ cup (55g) caster (superfine) sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender+ 
  • 2 eggs
    80g unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 

lavender sugar

  • ½ cup (110g) white sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender+
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). To make the lavender sugar, place the sugar and lavender in a bowl and rub with your fingertips to combine. Set aside. 
  2. Place the flour, baking powder, sugar, lavender, eggs, butter, honey and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 12-hole madeleine tin++. Cook for 8–10 minutes or until puffed and golden. 
  3. Remove from the tin, coat in the lavender sugar and set aside to cool before serving. Makes 12. 

+ Dried lavender is available from health food stores and tea stores.
++ You can find madeleine tins at kitchen supply stores and online.

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