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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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Print Recipe
Financiers with Berries
Author: Nina Phomina
Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 10 min
Passive Time 15 min
Servings
mini cakes
Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 10 min
Passive Time 15 min
Servings
mini cakes
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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