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Financiers with Berries

Financiers with Berries
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Wonderful Paris cakes got their name from… nobody knows exactly from… According to one version, they look like gold bullions; others say, these little cakes are very rich, as financiers are; and someone will say, that elongated loaves were created and baked especially for the Paris financiers. It is your choice – which story you find more intriguing.

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My financiers remind me of another French creation – the madeleins. Likewise, they are very delicate and airy.

Traditionally, the financiers are baked in rectangular or boat shaped forms. I don’t have either one, so I made them in mini-muffin pans. They turned out very cute.

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Even though the baby-cakes look very simple, the financiers taste is quite sophisticated. And they are, as they should be, very rich. True Parisian delights!

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Instructions:

Grease mini-muffin pans or special financier forms.

On a cooktop or in a microwave melt the butter.

In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, all purpose flour, powdered sugar, and salt.

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Add the egg whites and whisk the mixture for 3-5 minutes.

Add the melted and cooled butter. Whisk, so the batter will be creamy.

Heat an oven to 425 F (220 C).

Using a cookie spoon or a table spoon, pour the batter into the forms. Put a berry in the center.

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Bake for 10 minutes. The financiers should be golden brown on the edges.

Remove the cakes from the oven and transfer them on a cooling rack. (You might need to use a toothpick or a knife tip to remove the cakes from the forms).

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Financiers with Berries

Author: Nina Phomina
Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 mini cakes
Author Nina Phomina

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond flour or finely ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 stick (2 oz/55 g) butter + butter for greasing
  • 16 berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)

Instructions

  1. Grease mini-muffin pans or special financier forms.
  2. On a cooktop or in a microwave melt the butter.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, all purpose flour, powdered sugar, and salt.
  4. Add the egg whites and whisk the mixture for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the melted and cooled butter. Whisk, so the batter will be creamy.
  6. Heat an oven to 425 F (220 C).
  7. Using a cookie spoon or a table spoon, pour the batter into the forms. Optionally, put a berry in the center.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes. The financiers should be golden brown on the edges.
  9. Remove the cakes from the oven and transfer them on a cooling rack. (You might need to use a toothpick or a knife tip to remove the cakes from the forms).

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