Required : Two ounces of butter. Two ounces of castor sugar. Two ounces of flour. Two eggs. Vanilla or other flavouring.

Well butter some madeleine moulds.

Put the eggs and sugar in a basin, placed over a saucepan of nearly boiling water, and beat them well until the mixture is thick and ropy - about ten minutes. Sieve the flour, and melt the butter gently, add half the butter and half the flour lightly to the mixture, and stir it well but lightly in, and then add the rest of both, and flavouring to taste. Fill the moulds with the mixtures, and bake in a moderate oven for ten to fifteen minutes.