Lady Grey Madeleines

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by Tracy on January 30, 2012

I’m so excited to have Tracy guest post here today, y’all. If you don’t already love her, you will pretty quick. I cannot imagine a better baker. Tracy always delights me with her creations on Sugarcrafter, but also, I want you to know that she is one high quality friend.

In the past three years, I’ve come to realize I couldn’t really live without her. She’s a wonderful person through and through, which I think you’ll learn quickly just by reading a few posts on her blog. Thank you, Tracy, for guest posting today. Love ya!

Hi there! I’m Tracy from Sugarcrafter, and I’m happy to be your host here on Bluebonnets and Brownies today. Although, that probably makes it sound more like I’m facilitating a game show than sharing a recipe with you. In any case, I’m stepping in for Amber today while she’s away. So, come on down!

Now, it’s no secret that Amber’s husband is British, and that they both share a love of tea. In fact, Amber is the one who got me hooked on using an electric tea kettle, which I’m now sure I can’t live without.

So when tasked to come up with a recipe to share, my mind couldn’t help but wander to tea and how I could possibly incorporate it into my baking. The answer comes in the form of these light and spongy madeleines, with a fragrant orange sugar that brings out the natural orange tones in the Lady Grey tea.

I baked up mine in a mini madeleine pan and they go perfectly with a hot cup of tea, but also with your morning coffee if you need a little nibble as well. Other than a madeleine pan, there are no special tools required to make these sophisticated cookies…so you can whip them up in an afternoon!

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Elizabeth January 30, 2012 at 9:10 AM

I love Madeleines. These look great!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 30, 2012 at 9:22 AM

These are so pretty! Love this idea!


Eliana January 30, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Hmmmm – I love maddies (as I call them). And these look absolutely perfect.


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 30, 2012 at 10:40 AM

These are lovely! I love the extra flavor from the tea. Now, I just need to go find my Madeleine pan… It’s been a while. :)


Marcee ..... ILLINOIS January 30, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Me : ) too! Not sure where I hid it last year.

Love Madeleine’s. The perfect little cookie.

We drink decaf Earl Grey teas these days. Warming us up for winter once again.


Sweetsugarbelle January 30, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Oooh now I want a Madeline pan!!!


Lucy January 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

What a wonderful idea to blend ones love for tea into this delightful recipe. Now I want to go mix sugar and orange zest just to smell it. Thank you for posting!


Kathryn January 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Oh I love these, I must whip out my mini madeleine pan again!


Life of a Modern Housewife January 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I follow Sugarcrafter, and if it wasn’t for her guest post, I don’t think I would have known about your blog. The madeleines look delicious! I lived in Houston for 3 years and definitely miss the TEX-MEX!!! You have a new follower!



Casey@Good. Food. Stories. January 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM

How lovely, ladylike, and delicate! Bergamot and orange go so well together.


Jenni January 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

These are wonderful! I have always wanted to try a madeleine, and since I love Earl Grey tea, I am sure I would love these!! Thank you for the wonderful post!


Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Always love a good reason to break out my madeleine pan! The Lady Grey tea with the orange sugar sounds fantastic together.


Delishhh January 31, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Just gorgeous – i have to this day still not made any madeleine :) I think this recipe is one i would like to try. Lady gray is one of my favorites drinks and i drink it almost every morning.


Danielle February 2, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Earl Grey tea lattes are my favorite coffee house drink. I bet these madeleines are delicious. i can’t wait to try the recipe.


Baker Street February 9, 2012 at 1:24 AM

I love madeleines and these look fantastic.


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