Bill's basics (butterscotch madeleines)

4 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
100 g unsalted butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

2 large eggs

60 g caster sugar

75 g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

icing sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  • Melt the butter in a small pan. Remove from heat and stir in the golden syrup. Leave to cool.
  • Grease a madeleine tray lightly with a little extra melted butter and dust with flour, shaking off the excess.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs, sugar and salt until pale and fluffy. Sift in the flour and baking powder, then pour in the cooled golden syrup mixture. Gently fold everything together until just combined – be careful not to overwork.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared madeleine trays, filling each mould to 2/3. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden and springy to the touch.
  • Remove from the oven and turn out to cool on a wire rack. Serve while still slightly warm and dusted with icing sugar, if desired.


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