Stacie Bakes and Orange Honey Madeleines

Former MasterChef contestant Stacie Stewart has become fairly well known from her stints on various TV shows such as This Morning and Food Glorious Food as the cheerful, beehived recipe creator and judge.  The Sunderland native has drafted a book, Stacie Bakes, with treats which can be created for various holidays throughout the year.  Unlike, for example, Paul Hollywood, Stewart leans less towards artisan breads and other savoury treats, much more in favour of decadent sweets.  The sweets are also quite creative – instead of the same normal recipes that you often get in cookbooks, these have some great twists (the chocolate torte incorporates some coconut, the black forest gateau becomes white chocolate) and so while I will caution that the books is primarily interested in baked goods as opposed to candy or stove top creations,  it would be a great fit for bakers who are interested in some fresh twists and flavour combinations.

indexOrange Honey Madeleines (from Stacie Bakes)


100g caster sugar

3 eggs

100g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Zest of 1 orange

1 teaspoon honey

100g melted butter

DSC_2227Mix together the eggs and sugar until the mixture doubles in size (similar to how you’re mixing merengue).

DSC_2228Sift in the dry ingredients.

DSC_2229Zest in the lemon and the honey.

DSC_2230Melt unsalted butter and mix in.

DSC_2231Line a madeleine pan with butter (and some people use flour, but I find this overkill – it’s personal preference)

DSC_2232Fill the madeleine tins about 1/2 full.

DSC_2233Bake at 190C for about ten minutes – until golden brown.  Allow to cool.


I received a copy to review from Pavilion Books, but all opinions are my own.



  1. Love Madeleines!!!! My favourite. I’ll be dusting off my Madeleine tray now, thanks for posting! Steph 🙂

  2. Wow – they are a gorgeous colour

  3. I have this book too! There are definitely some fun things to bake in there.

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