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Story


Hélène Bataille

Bonjour Mon Ami,

‘BISOU les Madeleines’ is a family story. A family who finds its roots in the North-Eastern French region of Lorraine, and who has always been very fond of the irresistible regional cakes. The family recipe is a well-kept secret, but let me tell you a bit about it!…

Back in the 80s during the summer holidays, my siblings and cousins used to go visit my grandparents, who live in a small, little house in the middle of the woods.

We were spending days playing and laughing, and looking after my grandmother’s hens: Jeanette and Pierrette. Every afternoon we would run to the hen house to collect the eggs, and proudly carry them back to my grandparents’s kitchen.

These fresh eggs meant one thing to us, children: ‘Madeleines’!
Fresh eggs, you got it, is one of the secret ingredients. As for the entire recipe, it was in my grandfather’s head!
A list of ingredients on a piece of paper, no measurements, no instructions, nor a recommended oven temperature!

The recipe was passed on from his mother to him, and in turn, he passed it on to me. This is how I started baking with him, paying carefully attention to every single detail in the baking process.

Now, I want to share this with you!

Hélène Bataille,
Founder & Pastry Chef at ‘BISOU les Madeleines’

Local Ingredients,
All Natural,
No Preservatives

We bake from scratch with local ingredients to create unique premium madeleines.

They are baked on same day of delivery, because there’s nothing better than a super fresh Madeleine!

We are proud to use Callebaut® Chocolate in our recipe, which supports sustainably grown cocoa.

All our madeleines are suitable for vegetarians (except most savoury ones). Please visit our Diet and Allergen info page.

natural local ingredients
Quality control of Madeleines cakes

Creativity,
Consistency
and Passion

At BISOU, high standards of quality apply to every step of the baking process. Passion and care are at the heart of everything we do and we work hard to make sure all our products are baked with the highest quality standards for you to have an unforgettable experience.

Whether you’d like to order 12 or 2,000 Madeleines, a gift box, a spectacular Croquembouche or a wooden crates display, we take great pride in every detail of the process.

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