Cranberry and Orange Madeleines

Cranberry and Orange Madeleines

Christmas is coming only too quickly, where has the time gone? Time for our thoughts to turn to cosy fires, heating and throws over the sofa. The chillier weather is making this slightly easier to get used to.

Only a few short weeks and the day will be here, and a time to eat wonderful food and spend some time with our friends and family. Bring on my Cranberry and Orange Madeleines to start the festive baking!

Cranberry and orange madeleines recipe

These cranberry and orange madeleines are a little Christmas bake which I thought would be perfect for a small treat over the holidays.

Perhaps you could even enjoy them on Christmas morning if you aren’t having the traditional chocolate from a selection box. 😉

Cranberry and orange madeleines recipe

The orange and cranberry flavours mingle to create an evocative flavour, which brings to mind snowy scenes, piles of presents and excited children.

Cranberry and orange madeleines recipe

Ideal for sharing with friends and family any time of year. The basic recipe is very adaptable to you can use lots of different fillings depending on your whim!

Cranberry and orange madeleines

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Cramnerry and orange madeleines - a fast and easy bake for the holiday season, so festive


Cranberry and orange madeleines

Cranberry and Orange Madeleines

A festive version of the French classic bake, these orange and cranberry madeleines are perfect for a Christmas bake sale or for tea with friends in the holidays 
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cranberry, orange
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 219kcal
Author: bakingqueen74


  • 100 g butter melted
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 50 g dried sweetened cranberries


  • Prepare the tin with a little melted butter and preheat the oven to 180.
  • Whisk the sugar and eggs until frothy.
  • Lightly whisk in the rest of the ingredients, except the cranberries.
  • Fold in the cranberries carefully.
  • Leave to stand for 10 minutes. Then pour carefully into the tin.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until risen and firm in the middle.
  • Cool in the tin for a few minutes, then carefully remove from the tin.
  • Dust with crushed sugar cubes, or icing sugar, to serve.
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Oooh these look perfect for Christmas! I am a HUGE fan of madeleines they really taste amazing for such a simple bake. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare