Effortless madeleine 'baba'

Effortless madeleine 'baba'

This is a cheat on a rum baba that’s very simple – use your favourite rum to make it more special
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Put 75ml of water and the caster sugar into a small pan, and bring to a simmer, swirling the pan at the start to help the sugar dissolve.
  2. Step 2

    Bring to a boil and bubble for 5 mins to make the syrup a little thicker, then add the rum off the heat. Chill the syrup.
  3. Step 3

    Arrange the madeleines in small bowls or glasses and, when you are ready to serve, pour over a good dose of the syrup, leaving to soak for a minute or two.
  4. Step 4

    Serve each with a scoop of crème fraîche or whipped cream.