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  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g (3½ oz) caster sugar
  • 150 g (5 oz) plain flour
  • 100 g (3½ oz) unsalted butter, melted
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • grated rind of 1 orange

Brush a tray of madeleine moulds with melted butter and coat with plain flour, then tap the tray to remove the excess flour.

Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl until thick and pale and the whisk leaves a trail when lifted. Sift the flour, then gently fold into the egg mixture. Fold in the melted butter and lemon and orange rinds. Spoon into the moulds, leaving a little room for rising.

Bake in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, for 12 minutes or until golden and springy to the touch. Remove the madeleines from the tray and leave to cool on a wire rack.

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