An iconic French pastry, madeleines have a history as rich as their taste and are one of the most celebrated pastries. Made in a scallop shell mold, this traditional pastry is said to have originated in the 18th century – served by a village girl to a Polish monarch in Lorraine who was so impressed by the treat that he named it after her. Three centuries later, madeleines have retained a level of popularity unmatched by most desserts, due to their reputation as simple and tasty unprocessed products.
While classic madeleines contain natural ingredients, not all madeleines are made equal. Traiteur de Paris developed the perfect madeleine, marked by a crisp, golden exterior and a soft, moist interior. The recipe was perfected in Normandy, where Marcel Proust was fed his first madeleines and went on to popularize them through his delightful descriptions in “In Search of Lost Time”.
Normandy is home to several artisan biscuit-makers renowned for their intimate knowledge of the pastry’s recipe. Our decision to have our madeleines produced in Normandy is due to the region’s status as de facto madeleine capital.
Here’s a rundown of why our madeleines are a perfect match for your business.
This cake is as appropriate in traditional restaurants as it is in newer, more mobile and unstructured forms of eating (take-out, bakeries, coffee shops, brunch…).
Our madeleines are the embodiment of French confection – simple, elegant and delicious. Not to mention, they come in a variety of delicious flavors and sizes, including large pure butter, small pure putter, large chocolate and small chocolate. The versatile cake is a product of the artisans from Traiteur de Paris, purveyors who specialize in high-quality cuisine and French frozen food.
Madeleines’ domination of the traditional mass-produced cake market led us to create practical product fully baked with a fair price positioning to meet demand and adapt to customers’ constraints. The combination of a conveniently packaged light, fluffy and versatile pastry is the perfect addition to any operation’s menu.
About Traiteur de Paris: Traiteur de Paris has an over 20 year history of providing the best culinary experience through providing a selection of high-quality French frozen products. The mantra,“Made by Chefs for Chefs”, perfectly encapsulates the group’s dedication to supplying a premium range of food made specifically for the retail and food service industries. Their pastries, individually-sized desserts and assortment of high-quality cuisine options are guaranteed to be artisan-made, customizable and GMO-free.