Recipe Development – Donsuemor Madeleines 2023

Serves 6

1 tub of Ricotta (475g) grams
1⁄2 cup of icing sugar (or to taste)
1 Tbsp Maraschino Cherries, Minced
1 Tbsp Chocolate Mini Chips
Pinch of cinnamon
12 Donsuemor Madeleines
Optional: 1⁄2 cup Dark chocolate dipped tips & Pistachio Crumb


  1. Place the ricotta in a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth over a bowl. Refrigerate and let drain for 2 hours. Squeeze out excess liquid by tightening cheesecloth into a ball over sink.
  2. Place the strained ricotta in a bowl, add powdered sugar, cinnamon and whisk until smooth. Add the cherries and mini chocolate chips, mix until evenly distributed. Refrigerate the filling until ready to serve.
  3. When ready to serve, using a piping bag, top a Donsuemor Madeleine cake with cannoli filling, sandwich another madeline cake on top. Repeat with remaining cakes.
  4. Option: Using a double broiler system, melt the dark chocolate chips and dip sandwiches Donsuemor Madeleine cakes. Leave some dipped, and others dipped into the pistachio crumb. Set at room temperature to harden and then serve right away.

Ricotta is known for its grainy texture and therefore it is normal.

Cakes are best filed right before eating, otherwise, may soften and crumble.