Aside from cupcakes, madeleines are about the cutest darn things ever. Mini Bundt cakes are right up there too. This past weekend, my friend Tracy brought to our barbecue not one, not two, but three lip-smacking varieties of corn bread - all charmingly shaped as diminutive madeleines and Bundts. The beautiful fresh lavender that she plucked from her yard that morning was a lovely treat as well!
Try one (or all!) of these delicious corn bread recipes for your next barbecue. Baked in a non-traditional way like these will certainly bring ooos and aaaas from your guests.
Click below for the basic corn bread recipe. Optional ingredients for variations are given in the "Cornbread Madeleines" section: