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Roquefort, Ham, and Walnut Madeleines


Roquefort, Ham, and Walnut Madeleines

Madeleines—those tender, round-bellied French cakes—come in myriad flavors. Though the sweet variations are most common, savory madeleines are often served as part of the French apéro. You will need a madeleine tray, sold in many kitchen supply shops.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of fleur or other fine sea salt flakes
  • Freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 5 tablespoons fragrant extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 ounces Roquefort crumbled into small pieces
  • 2 ounces walnuts roughly chopped
  • 2 ounces diced cooked boiled ham


  • ► In a large bowl, whisk the flour, eggs, baking powder, salt (making sure to grind it finely between your fingers), pepper, olive oil, and milk until you have a smooth batter.
  • ► Fold in the Roquefort, walnuts, and ham. Place the batter in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  • ► When ready to bake the madeleines, preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly brush a 12-hole madeleine tray with olive oil. Divide the batter between the holes and bake for 12 minutes until golden. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Paola Westbeek

Paola Westbeek is a journalist who focuses on French food, wine, and travel. Her work has led her to every delicious corner of the French hexagon, and she is a regular contributor to FRANCE Magazine and culinary columnist for French publications En Route and French Property News.

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