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Vanilla Bean Madeleines

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

These classic french cookies are actually small sponge cakes shaped like a seashell.

Note: Back when I was just starting to bake as a hobby, the pages of Dorie Greenspan's book Baking: From My Home to Yours were a constant source of learning and inspiration. I bought my first madeleine pan early on because the recipes in that book so inspired me, and I still think they are the best madeleine recipes out there. I'm sharing this (slightly) modified recipe from her book here.

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