Pain d’épices is warm with comforting baking spices, rich rye flour, and flavorful honey. It’s a French classic that’s easy and quick to make and doesn’t require a mixer.
These are an elegant respite to London’s cold, dark weather of late. Madeleines are buttery and spongy miniature cakes baked in shell-shaped molds. While they’re a traditional tea-time treat in France, they are well-suited to any warm beverage on a cold, gray day.