Family Food: Savoury Rosemary Madeleines

This is one of those recipes that I reckon works for both papa and toddler. I’m constantly trying to find snacks for T (and CH) that aren’t packed with sugar. These savoury madeleines from Patricia Wells—inspired by Anne-Sophie Pic of the century-old Maison Pic in Valence, no less—fit the bill. They are an easy-to-make treat that T can’t get enough of.

It’s actually a recipe that CH tried out first. He’s the consummate madeleine master of our family. His were served hot out of the oven alongside a soupcon of killer shellfish bisque (inspired by the creamy lobster broth in Thomas Keller’s swish take on mac and cheese, the bisque is heart-stopping in more ways than one). We received so many compliments at the dinner table that I looked the recipe up. Not only was it simple to prepare, it also contained wholesome ingredients I was happy to serve to T (you may choose to omit the salt).

Family Food: Savoury Rosemary MadeleinesSo, for T’s playschool end of term party, I requested that CH make these. I am glad that they went down well with his classmates as well as their mothers. I’ve since tested the recipe and made minor adjustments.

The original calls for the batter to be blended in a food processor, but I found it a hassle to wash a food processor just for this tiny bit of batter. I basically used one mixing bowl in which I weighed/measured out all the dry ingredients, a glass jug for measuring the yoghurt before adding the egg, and a whisk. However, if you prefer to use a food processor, just blend the flour, baking powder, salt, egg and yoghurt first. Then add the cheese and herbs and blend again.

About Su-Lyn Tan

Su-Lyn is Aun's better half and for many years, the secret Editor behind this blog known to readers simply as S. Su-Lyn is an obsessive cook and critical eater whose two favourite pastimes are spending time with her three kids and spending time in the kitchen. She looks forward to combining the two in the years to come.


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22 June 2012


This sounds delicious and it is exactly what my son did with her mummy last week end 😉 except that it was lemon madeleine 😉 if my tummy recall correctly…

Guillaume, what’s really amusing is my son and my mother prefer these savoury ones. I and my own father prefer the sweet lemon ones — so we tend to make both kinds. 🙂

I made these this afternoon. So easy and yummy. Now I have to go out and buy mini madeleine tins cos I plan to make them regularly and can totally see the merits of them in tiny portions. Glad you guys are back at it 🙂

Dear Annette, I’m glad they turned out well for you. The thing with standard steel mini madeleine tins is that you’ll probably need at least two of them for this recipe. We had to make a huge batch once as gifts, so we bought a large silicone sheet of mini madeleine moulds at ToTT and trimmed them into smaller sections to fit into our oven. They work equally well. Thank you for stopping by. I continue to check in on Greedy Goose in the hope of seeing a new post!

Hey what would you recommend if i don’t have a madeline tin? lines cupcake tin?
Also by plain yogurt do you mean natural or greek?


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