The moment you remove a freshly baked clafoutis from the oven, the scent envelops you like a warm, cozy blanket, whispering a soft welcome to the glorious autumn. This classic French dessert, with its custard-like base, has taken on a rich, tangy transformation with the introduction of ripe yellow prunes, resulting in an experience perfect for the season’s dinner parties.
These bite-sized lemon sponge cakes are a refreshing variant of classic vanilla-flavored Madeleines. Lemon madeleines are one of my favorites with their soft fragrant spongy texture, punchy citrus flavor, elegant shell shape, and a cute ‘hump’ that looks like perl, peaking out of the shell. Preparation is easy peasy, which makes them a perfect sweet treat when you’re baking with kids or if your guests gave you short notice before their arrival.