Makes 12

100g butter, plus 20gm extra

1 Tbs honey

2 eggs


1/2 cup caster sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp lemon zest, finely grated

100g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

Icing sugar


In a saucepan, melt the butter and honey together over a gentle heat. Let cool.


Put the eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, lemon, flour and baking powder into a bowl and beat with electric beaters until just combined then add the butter and honey mixture and mix. Leave the mixture for an hour to rest.


Preheat oven to 180C. Melt the remaining butter and use to brush the madeleine tray. Dust with flour and shake off any excess. Spoon in the mixture and bake for 10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing to a cooling rack and dusting with icing sugar.