Madeleines are one of France’s favourite small cakes. In this recipe I’ve used a madeleine tin to make savoury bites for an aperitif – perfect size to eat with drinks and a little surprising for guests to see madeleines cakes that are actually savoury!
This recipe uses jambon cru, which means cured ham. You can use one of several types of cured ham – parma ham from Italy, Serrano ham form Spain etc. Obviously being in France I alway use Bayonne ham!
- 3 eggs
- 150g self-raising flour
- 10cl sunflower oil
- 12.5cl hot milk
- 100g grated gruyere (or cheddar or any hard cheese you fancy!)
- 175g cured ham
- 75g green olives
- Salt and Pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C
- Slice ham and olives
- In a large bowl beat the eggs with the flour, salt and pepper
- Slowly add the oil and the hot milk, mixing all the time with a whisk
- Add the grated cheese, ham and olives
- Spoon the mixture into a madeleine tin and cook for 15 minutes