A Big Lunch Recipe: GBBO’s Rosie Makes Madeleines

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  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 90 g caster sugar
  • 100 ml oat milk
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 ml vegan coffee syrup (flavour of your choice)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • For the dip:
  • 100 g vegan dark chocolate
  • Sprinkles/cacao nips (optional)
Recipe courtesy of The Big Lunch.

Are you ready for The Big Lunch this weekend?

Don’t worry if you’re not sure what to make — recent star of Great British Bake Off Rosie Brandreth-Poynter is here with a suggestion.

These delightfully light, melt in the mouth Tiger Madeleines are completely vegan. The perfect little treat!

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Great British Bake Off finalist Rosie. Photograph courtesy of The Big Lunch.


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees (160 degrees fan).
  2. Grease the madeleine tin well with margarine (or an oil-based cake release spray).
  3. Add all ingredients (except the cocoa powder) into a large bowl and whisk until smooth.
  4. Separate into two bowls and add the cocoa powder to half of the batter.
  5. Add little blobs of each batter into each hole in the madeleine tray. The batter should not quite reach top of the holes.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until nice and golden and risen.
  7. Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes, before removing and cooling on a rack.
  8. Once cool, melt the chocolate (short bursts on a low setting in the microwave, or in a bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water).
  9. Dip each madeleine into the chocolate so 1/3 is covered, shake off any excess then sprinkle on your choice of sprinkles, cacao nibs, freeze-dried fruit etc.
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Photograph courtesy of The Big Lunch.

They certainly look delicious.

Now all you need to do is put the kettle on and enjoy!

The Big Lunch

In June each year, The Big Lunch encourages people to spend a few hours getting together with their neighbours, celebrating community spirit right across the nation.

It’s back again on June 6-7. And this time it’s going virtual!

Find out how to join in at thebiglunch.com

You can take part either online or offline with these great suggestions.

Wondering what else you could make for lunch? Check out our Cookery pages for more great recipes.