The Madeleine was made famous by Marcel Proust in his novel ‘Remembrance of Things Past’. Their origin is a little fuzzy, but it seems to have all started in the French town of Commercy, in the region of Lorraine, during the 18th century. One story is that these tea cakes were served to Stanislaw Lezczynski, Duke of Lorraine, and he liked them so much he named them “Madeleines” after the girl who made them.
Light-as-air pastry shells filled with the same home-made lemon filling as our Lemon Raspberry Tart. The perfect after-dinner palette cleanser.