Sift together the flour, sugar and baking powder into a bowl. Add the eggs and combine (do not whip).
Melt the butter in a pot, taking care not to burn it.
Add the melted butter to the batter and combine with a wooden spatula. Add vanilla extract.
Coat the madeleine pan with vegetable oil or butter and pour in the batter. Bake at 180℃ for 10~12 minutes.
Remove the madeleines from the pan when they are still warm and place in a plastic bag. This will make them nice and moist.
Story Behind this Recipe
It's an easy and simple butter cake that is great for picnics.
- They are actually tastier after sitting in a plastic bag overnight than right after they are baked. - You can add cocoa powder to make a chocolate version. - If you want to make an Earl Grey tea version, omit the vanilla extract and add 1 teaspoon of ground Earl Grey tea leaves.