Chuck Williams’ Madeleines

Rated 5 out of 5

These cakelike cookies, flavored with fragrant orange flower water, are baked in a special pan with shell-shaped molds. Madeleine pans, also called plaques, were among the first baking pans that Chuck Williams brought to America in the late 1950s, and they were the most popular items for a year or two in his store. Sifting the flour before measuring ensures that the madeleines will have a light texture. Find this and many of Chuck Williams' other favorite recipes in our limited edition version of Cooking at Home, which celebrates his 100th birthday.