Joumana Medlej
London, GB

Madeleines are such lovely little cakes, not overly sweet, and very, well, French. They do dry out after the first day, and that makes a big difference, so I only make them for gatherings. Madeleines are usually made in specialized baking tins to give them their scallop shape, but mini cupcake tins work just as well, or use regular-size cupcake tins and underfill them.