Lavender Earl Grey Madeleines Recipe

Lavender Earl Grey Madeleines Recipe

Aren’t madeleines one of the tastiest treats ever? Not to be nostalgic or anything, but French madeleines were a big part of my childhood. Whether plain or with chocolate, I have always been very fond of this treat. As an adult, I love experimenting with flavors, recipes and baking techniques. That’s why I decided to combine my favorite tea and floral flavor into those delicious lavender earl grey madeleines!

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Earl grey is one of my favorite teas. In the afternoon or after dinner, I love to have a warm cup of (decaf) tea to calm myself down. So very relaxing. While I have used earl grey tea in cocktails in the past and have considered using it in cookies and other bakes, I never really thought of incorporating it into madeleines. But why not after all?

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The combination of lavender and earl grey is a pretty good one, and very tasty at that. I think they work so well together and the madeleines tasted so good. For good measure and decorations, I decided to add a purple glaze. There’s room for improvement when it comes to the intensity of the color: I was aiming for a pastel purple rather than such an intense shade. But it works nonetheless.

Now, to the lavender earl grey madeleines recipe!


For the lavender earl grey madeleines For the icing
  •  cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs + 1 yolk (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp lavender extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 Earl Grey tea bags
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp lavender extract
  • Purple and pink food coloring

Lavender earl grey madeleines recipe

Make the madeleines

  1. Melt butter and set it aside to cool slightly.
  2. Add the sugar, eggs and egg yolk in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar on high until the mixture is pale yellow and shiny.
  4. Then, add the vanilla and lavender extract. Mix just until combined.
  5. Open the Earl Grey tea bags and add the tea leaves to a food processor. Grind the tea so that no large leaves is left.
  6. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and the tea leaves.
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the egg and sugar mixture and fold in until everything is combined.
  8. Add in the butter and heavy cream and fold in until just combined.
  9. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for one hour.
  10. Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  11. Transfer the batter to a piping bag and pipe batter into each mold to 3/4 full.
  12. Bake the madeleines for 12-14 minutes until they have domed.
  13. Remove them from the oven and let them cool in their pan for a few minutes. Then, transfer the madeleines to a cooling rack to completely cool.

Make the purple icing

  1. Combining the icing sugar and water. The icing should be thick. If it is too runny, add more sugar. If it’s too thick, add more water.
  2. Add the lavender extract and a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Once they have cooled, dip each madeleine into the icing.
  4. Transfer to parchment paper to let the icing set and harden.
  5. Enjoy!

Want to see a video of the recipe in action? Head over to my Instagram!

Lavender Earl Grey Madeleines Recipe Lavender Earl Grey Madeleines Recipe

What do you think of this lavender earl grey madeleines recipe? Will you give it a try? I also baked some rose and rosé madeleines in the past and they were so good. Would you want to try those too?

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