Recipe For Almond Financiers

Nope, I am not talking about money! What I am talking about is the lovely French cake that makes use of egg whites. I have been on an ice cream making mission. In fact, I could open an ice cream shop with all the flavours I have stashed in my freezer. Every ice cream recipe makes use of egg yolks and I have made enough meringues to last me a life time. I have a pavlova shell waiting for a dinner party and Dave has two containers of baby meringues for snacking on.  I have taken to freezing some egg whites as I have a recipe that calls for 10 of them,  but in the meantime last weekend I decided to make these beautifully soft financiers. They are usually made to be served as petit fours but I did not wait until after dinner to enjoy them. They are so easy to make and I am sure that over the summer I will be making a lot of financiers. I am planning on making one large one as I have a new ganache recipe to share. My heart shaped mould melted in the oven and so I am going to get myself a nice small mini loaf pan, that way I can make traditional financiers as they are meant to be shaped like bars of gold.

what do you do with your egg whites after making ice cream?

"Almond Financiers Dipped In A Chocolate Hazelnut Spread"
Almond Financiers Dipped In A Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

 

Almond Financiers
 
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Ingredients
  • 25g flour
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 85g vanilla sugar - I used fructose
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 37g butter, melted
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  2. Place the flour, almonds, sugar and one pinch of salt into a bowl
  3. Mix well
  4. Place the egg whites and the other pinch of salt into another bowl
  5. Beat until very stiff peaks form
  6. Fold carefully into the dry ingredients
  7. Quickly fold in the butter
  8. Pour the batter into a prepared baking tin - you can use a muffin tin or a mini loaf pan
  9. Bake for 15 minutes
  10. Cool on a wire rack

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26 thoughts on “Recipe For Almond Financiers

  1. Delicious! Every day can be Valentine’s Day!

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    1. I think so as well 🙂

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  2. Very cute – love the flavour of almonds too. Belated happy Valentines.

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    1. and the same wishes for you Sally 🙂

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  3. I make meringue or pavlova or otherwise I freeze the egg whites! 😀
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Luscious Vanilla Vegan Cake With Mango & Passionfruit (Egg & Dairy Free)!My Profile

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    1. Seems we do the same thing!

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  4. these look so lovely and a nice cup of tea will complete the picture

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    1. thank you Usha 🙂

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  5. These are some of the best little cakes! Delicious.
    Joanne sharing the blog ♥ Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Bourbon Cinnamon ButtercreamMy Profile

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    1. thank you, and they didn’t last long as small bites don’t count!

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  6. So cute your financier in heart shape…I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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    1. Thank you Juliana, and yes, I had a wonderful day. Hope you did too 🙂

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  7. I haven’t seen financiers shaped like hearts before — very creative! There’s something about the idea of eating a dessert shaped like a gold bar that is appealing, so I can see why you are going to invest in that shape of pan. It’s the closest I’ll come to a bar of gold!

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    1. me too Barb!

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  8. These look delicious and worth making for 4 o’clock tea

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    1. Thanks, I think so as well 🙂

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  9. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    1. And to you too!

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  10. Happy Valentine’s Day Tandy. Your little financiers look perfect for celebrating the day.

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    1. Thank you Karen, and Happy St Valentines day to you as well 🙂

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  11. Egg whites equals merangues in our house.
    They keep for ages in an airtight box if you cook them the slow way.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Vicki, Dave loves meringues!

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  12. Hi,

    We’ve recently launched the website Alldishes.co.uk. It’s a search engine that aims to gather all the best recipes from UK and Irish websites and blogs. We’ve noticed that you have a lot of great looking recipes on your blog that we would love to feature on our site. To read more about how it all works and to sign up with your blog, please visit: http://alldishes.co.uk or send us an email on info@alldishes.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!
    Kind regards,
    Senka

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    1. Hi Senka, many thanks for stopping in and for the compliment. I am a South African blogger so unfortunately I don’t fit in with your requirements, but I will take a look at the site. Have a super day Tandy 🙂

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  13. Oh wow heart shaped chocolatey goodness my friend, you are brilliant 🙂
    Happy valentines day!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thank you Uru, and happy St V’s day to you as well 🙂

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