There can be no other cake to rival it for literary pedigree. The madeleine was made famous by Marcel Proust in his novel ‘A La Recherche du Temps Perdu'. Chef Michael Vanheste, from Betty’s Cookery School in Harrogate, demonstrates how to make the perfect madeleine and Barbara Lebrun, Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Manchester, talks about Proust's connection to this delicate cake.