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35Total Time
20Prep Time
15Bake Time

Raspberry Madeleines with Rose Water Cream

  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

These beautiful raspberry and rose water madeleines are lovely little light biscuits, perfect for afternoon tea. Serve with a rose water cream for an extra indulgence.

35Total Time
20Prep Time
15Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Lightly grease and dust with flour a  1 x 12 shell madeleine tin.

  2. Step 2:

    Using either an electric mixer or mixing bowl and whisk, cream the butter, sugar, rose water and orange zest together for a few minutes until pale and fluffy.

  3. Step 3:

    Reduce the whisk speed and add the egg and milk.

  4. Step 4:

    Once combined, fold in the flour until well mixed.  When you are ready to bake, place a heaped tablespoon of batter into each madeleine shell and press a raspberry into the centre of each one.

  5. Step 5:

    Cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are a pale golden brown and springy to the touch.  Leave the madeleines to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack.

  6. Step 6:

    Meanwhile, make the rose water cream.  Whisk the double cream, icing sugar, orange zest and rose water until slightly thickened and store in the fridge until needed.

  7. Step 7:

    Once the madeleines are cool, dust with icing sugar.  Serve with a few fresh mint leaves and the rose water cream on the side.


  • For the Madeleines

    • 50g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 50g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1/2 tsp Nielsen-massey rose water
    • 1 Orange (zest of)
    • 1 Large free range eggs (lightly beaten)
    • 50g Self raising white flour
    • 1 tbsp Whole milk
    • 12 Raspberries
  • For the Rose Water Cream

    • 400ml Double cream
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-massey rose water
    • 1 Orange (zest of)
    • 1 tsp Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
  • For the Decoration

    • To dust Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • A handful Small mint leaves


  • 1 x 12 shell madeleine tin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Wire cooling rack

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