French-Oriental: Sesame dipped chocolate madeleines

Imagine a recipe for some cute little French chocolate madeleines that are vegan, moist, light and soft but still with a subtle crunch. As good as fresh from the oven still after a couple of days.

Also, this recipe is one to be playful with when it comes to additional flavors. Would you try it? I suggest: Immediately! A batch for the whole week would be best.

When I baked these chocolate madeleines the first time, I had in mind a quick takeaway breakfast for the next day. What I wanted:

Loving finger food

We all favor chocolate here, but I wanted to make these madeleines a little more hearty. Not savory but still level down the full chocolate experience a little bit.

Thinking about French cuisine for me often comes around with thinking about Moroccan food and flavors. So the pairing chocolate, honey (or maple syrup) and sesame quickly unfolded. Especially if you are using honey, these little shell-shaped cakes will develop a slight sugary crunch. Add orange zests or oriental spices like Café d’Arab, and you are turning this simple treat into an exquisite dessert, best served with one big scoop of ice cream, some (vegan) cream topping and a good espresso or mocha coffee.

I hope you are already hungry now so let’s go straight forward. Here’s the recipe!

Of course you don’t have to prepare these chocolate madeleines vegan, but if you are in doubt a vegan madeleine recipe could work: Try it! And don’t forget to tell me what you think!

French-Oriental: Sesame dipped chocolate madeleines
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Makes about 18 little madeleines)

60 g coconut oil, melted, some more to grease your madeleine tin

20 g dark chocolate, melted + about 50 g more if you like to dip in your madeleines later.

125 ml (soy) milk

1 tbs. apple cider

1 shot of sparkling water

100 g grounded almonds

25 g corn flour

25 g oat flour

1/2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsp. baking soda

6-8 tsp. honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar (depending on your sweet tooth

2 tsp. raw cacao

optional flavors like Café d'Arabe, oriental spices or orange zests

sesame, roasted


Preparing these madeleines is absolutely easy and done in no time.

Preheat your oven to 180 °C and put in a oven prove bowl or glass with coconut oil and chocolate to melt both slowly while heat is increasing (saves time and energy).

Fill all fluid ingredients in a bowl and set aside for about 5 minutes.

Grease the moulds of your madeleine tin with coconut oil and if you like, spread with fine breadcrumbs (and a little coconut sugar).

Take a sieve, fill in all dry ingredients (excluding your spices) and sieve them into a large mixing bowl. Add your activated soy milk and the melted chocolate-coconut-oil. Mix together quickly with a wooden spoon just until everything is well combined.

Fill in the moulds of your madeleine tin completely. They will rise a little bit but thats ok. Sprinkle with sesame and bake for about 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven.

Let them cool down on a cooling rack.

Meanwhile gently roast your sesame and melt more chocolate. Dip your madeleines in hot chocolate and sprinkle with roasted sesame.

Grab one as soon as the the chocolate isn't dripping anymore and ruin your clothes;-) Store what's left into an airtight tin box. They will sooth your sweet tooth still after a couple of days.

Enjoy! And don't forget to tell me if you like them as much as we did here!!!



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Comments 6

  1. Siobhan
    I love this Tamara! Congratulations on your launch. Your site looks wonderful. Wishing you huge success. Sxx
    14 April, 2017
    • Tamara
      Dear Siobhan, I love to see you as one of my first visitors here! Thank you so much for your kind words!
      14 April, 2017
  2. Natalia
    Such a lovely recipe, Tamar! These madeleines are as the way I love them: made only out of clean ingredients! They look so good, will save the recipe, thank you!
    19 April, 2017
    • Tamara
      It makes me so happy to know you like them, Natalia! Whenever you have the chance to try the recipe, let me know:-)
      19 April, 2017
    • Tamara
      It makes me so happy to know you like them, Natalia! Enjoy a wonderful day - back home?
      19 April, 2017
      • Natalia
        Yes, on sunday already! Back to reality now ;)
        19 April, 2017

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