I recently bought a madeleine mould. Never had one but it’s not long before you give in and get one when you live in France. So I couldn’t wait to use it. Madeleines have always been a favourite of ours. You can’t really resist these pint sized cakes which can take any flavour you want to add to them. I thought of chocolate madeleines because it brings back warm memories of my 1-month course stint at the Dublin Cookery School. It’s been a year now since I did that course (how time flies!) and the first thing that both of us remember is the taste of lovely, crumbly chocolate madeleines that we were welcomed with when we went to have a look around before I decided on joining in. A plate of madeleines and hot cups of coffee later, I was truly and completely sold.