- 1/2 cup cake flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. orange flower water
- 4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) softened unsalted butter
- Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Sift together the flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the egg, granulated sugar and orange flower water on medium speed for 30 seconds. Increase the speed to high and beat until the mixture has quadrupled in volume and is very thick, about 10 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, carefully fold in the flour mixture and then the butter. Spoon the batter into the prepared molds, filling each one about three-fourths full.
Bake until the madeleines are light brown around the edges and on the bottom, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately remove the madeleines from the pan to a wire rack. Using a sifter or fine-mesh sieve, dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm.