Madeleines are a wonderful tea cake to treat yourself to. While they do require a special pan, I find that the simplicity of the recipe ensures that I get a lot of use out of it – unlike some specialty pans that can only be used for one hard-to-make recipe. Though you will probably only see a handful of different madeleine flavors at coffee shops and bakeries, you can easily mix up the flavors in a classic madeleine recipe if you bake them at home. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) , I’m talking all about these teacakes in a post that will tell you How to Put Your Own Flavor Twist on Classic French Madeleines. The basic recipe makes delicious cakes, with just the right texture to melt in your mouth after that first bite. You’ll also find suggestions for five different flavor variations that will give your subsequent batches a lot of variety. Those recipe suggestions are also great jumping off points for your own flavor combinations. Don’t forget that madeleines pair very well with a wide variety of tea and coffee drinks, so that is an additional pairing you can make if you’re brewing up flavored lattes and tea lattes at home, too.