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6 lemon madeleines covered in white chocolate and topped with lemon zest
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Poppy Seed and Lemon Madeleines

Poppy Seed and Lemon Madeleines dipped in white chocolate, rich and buttery, but super fluffy at the same time, these bites have a lovely citrussy kick that makes them perfect all year round. They make a nice treat for any occasion, and are quick and easy to make too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Servings: 12 madeleines
Calories: 199kcal


  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 100 g plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)

For the glaze

  • 100 g white chocolate chips
  • 50 ml double cream (heavy cream)


  • To make the batter, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs and sugar well until creamy and a pale yellow colour.
  • Add the lemon zest and juice, poppy seeds, baking powder and flour and mix well to incorporate.
  • Melt the butter over a low heat, then cool it slightly before adding it to the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix well to incorporate.
  • Cover the bowl with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, the cooler the batter, the fluffier the madeleines.
  • Grease and flour the madeleine tray too, and refrigerate at the same time with the batter.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).
  • Use one spoonful of batter per madeleines hole, and bake for 9-10 minutes until golden and well risen.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, add the chocolate chips and cream to a pan set over a low heat, and use a spatula to mix until melted and smooth.
  • Leave to cool completely, then dip each madeleine in the chocolate sauce.
  • Top with lemon zest.


  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg