Raspberry Madeleines Ispahan

Two raspberry rosewater madeleines with red roses on the background

5 from 10 reviews

Flavored with rosewater, raspberry madeleines are a decadent delight for your morning or afternoon teatime. They make a romantic dessert for Valentine's Day, too. Experiment with different dried berries, but this raspberry taste and pinkish-red color are the best. 


  • 2.1 oz (60 g) freeze-dried raspberries
  • 8.8 oz (250 g) butter 
  • 2 cups + 1 tbsp (260 g) flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) baking powder
  • 1 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp (270 g) eggs (see note #3)
  • 2 cups (250 g) powdered (icing) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater


  1. Place freeze-dried raspberries in a food processor and crush them into small pieces.

  2. Melt butter over low heat, let it cool down. Sift flour with baking powder in a bowl and set aside. Using the low speed of a stand mixer, mix eggs (at room temperature) with sugar. Continue to mix and gradually add sifted dry ingredients and melted butter. Incorporate in rosewater and chopped dry raspberries. Cover the bowl with a plastic film on contact and refrigerate for 3 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 425 F/220 C. Brush a madeleine mold with the softened butter. Fill each indentation of the mold with the batter up to 3/4.

  4. Bake at 425 F/220 C for 3 minutes. Then switch off the oven for 7 minutes. The madeleines will get that famous bump on top. Turn the oven to 320 F/160 C for the other 4 minutes.
  5. Remove madeleines from the mold and place them on the side, still in the mold, so that they completely cool.


  1. To make 60 g dried raspberries, place 300 g fresh raspberries on parchment paper and bring them into the oven at 385 F/195 C. Let berries dry for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Let cool down and chop into small pieces.
  2. Omit rosewater if you do not like rose flavor.
  3. 270 g eggs approximately equal 5 1/2 whole large chicken eggs (eggshell removed).
  4. Be sure to check out my post How To Make Perfect French Madeleines before you begin.


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