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These little beauties are also known as French Madeleines and are usually made in a madeleine tin which you can buy in most shops. They are pretty shell shaped cakes which can be served plain, dipped in white chocolate, drizzled with lemon icing … lots of ideas. I added lemon rind to mine as there’s no such thing as too much lemon; you could use orange rind if you prefer or add a few drops of almond essence. They are perfect bakes for an Afternoon Tea piled delicately on a pretty cake stand. They also make the most lovely gift in a bag tied with a pretty ribbon.


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