Imagine the scenario: your friends call and ask if they can drop over for a visit and you have nothing nice to offer them. Never fear! Madeleines are quick and easy to bake but they look like you’ve put in a lot of effort. You don't even have to have room temperature butter on hand.
These are best eaten on the same day as baking, but I doubt any will last longer than a few hours. They’re pretty, they're very easy to eat and delicious to boot, so be careful you don’t eat them all before your guests arrive!