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Strawberry Thyme Madeleines

  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 18. 1x


delicate cookie with lovely strawberry thyme flavor



1 cup (128 g) cake flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

6 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

2 tablespoons freeze dried strawberries plus additional for garnish

½ chopped fresh strawberries

2 eggs

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, cooled

Powdered sugar, optional


  1. Heat oven to 375F. Place oven rack in middle. Spray madeleine pan with baking spray.
  2. In small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In small food processor or spice grinder, combine 2 teaspoons sugar, thyme and freeze-dried strawberries; process to a fine powder with bits of thyme.
  4. Add strawberries and process to a puree; measure and set aside ¼ cup of puree.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat eggs with remaining 6 tablespoons of sugar for 3 to 5 minutes or until thick and pale in color.
  6. Add reserved strawberry puree and flour mixture blending just until dry ingredients are incorporated.
  7. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in melted butter until well blended.
  8. Spoon or pipe batter into prepared pan just below each rim.
  9. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until madeleines spring back with a touch of your finger.
  10. Turn out to cool on a rack.
  11. Dust with crushed freeze-dried strawberries or powdered sugar. 




  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: madeleines, tea cakes, strawberries, dessert