madeleine (cake) Fr. 1755

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Jul 11 12:33:48 UTC 2009

 From OED madeleine, n. Draft Revision June 2009 etymology: "The French
source of
the recipe given in quot. 1767 at sense 1 has not been traced: this quot.
represents the earliest evidence for the expression in English or French."

Maybe the 1767 Cookery source is:
Les soupers de la cour;
ou, L'art de travailler toutes sortes d'alimens. Pour servir les meilleures
tables, suivant les quatre saisons ...
French Book 4 v. 17 cm.
Paris, Guillyn.

Vol. 3 p. 282 via Google Books:

then select page 282

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