Mad About Madeleines, A Little History About a Little Cake *
Where Love, as well as Content Meets Form......
Read a Madeleine Love Story..as well as make the classic recipe These are sophisticated (but easy to make) little snack cakes, French style- somewhat like a mini cupcake/poundcake. You just need a madeleine mold for these. These wee cakes were immortalized, according to culinary legend, by Marcel Proust. Proust wrote of these "plump little cakes called petites madeleines". But I think there is another story here that is far more fun and romantic. Check out Madeleines, a Story of Cake and Love
You can also check out a great blog with a super madeleine photo at http://marimann.wordpress.com/2007/02/19/sharing-madeleine-moments/