Beat eggs and salt until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beat 15 minutes at high speed of an electric mixer or until thick and lemon-colored. Gently fold in flour, 2 tablespoons at a time, and orange rind. Fold in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Spoon batter evenly into greased and floured Madeleine molds. Bake at 400F for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from molds and cool on a wire rack, flat side down. Lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Yield: 2 dozen
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana