If you have an excess of egg whites and need something to bake, look no further than this recipe for almond financiers.
Today’s inspirational recipe from Lavender and Lime ♥ Almond Financiers ♥ #LavenderAndLime Click To Tweet
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 lifetime. 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?
- 25 g flour
- 25 g ground almonds
- 85 g fructose
- 2 pinches salt
- 2 egg whites
- 37 g butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
- Place the flour, almonds, fructose and one pinch of salt into a bowl
- Mix well
- Place the egg whites and the other pinch of salt into another bowl
- Beat until very stiff peaks form
- Fold carefully into the dry ingredients
- Quickly fold in the butter
- Pour the batter into a prepared baking tin - you can use a muffin tin or a mini loaf pan
- Bake for 15 minutes
- Cool on a wire rack
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What I blogged:
- one year ago – green bean and bacon pasta
- two years ago – something sweet challenge to use dessert wine
Happy St. Valentine’s Day
29 thoughts on “Almond Financiers”
Oh wow heart shaped chocolatey goodness my friend, you are brilliant 🙂
Happy valentines day!
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you Uru, and happy St V’s day to you as well 🙂
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Egg whites equals merangues in our house.
They keep for ages in an airtight box if you cook them the slow way.
Thanks for the visit Vicki, Dave loves meringues!
Happy Valentine’s Day Tandy. Your little financiers look perfect for celebrating the day.
Thank you Karen, and Happy St Valentines day to you as well 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day!
And to you too!
These look delicious and worth making for 4 o’clock tea
Thanks, I think so as well 🙂
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!
me too Barb!
So cute your financier in heart shape…I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Thank you Juliana, and yes, I had a wonderful day. Hope you did too 🙂
These are some of the best little cakes! Delicious.
thank you, and they didn’t last long as small bites don’t count!
these look so lovely and a nice cup of tea will complete the picture
thank you Usha 🙂
I make meringue or pavlova or otherwise I freeze the egg whites! 😀
Seems we do the same thing!
Very cute – love the flavour of almonds too. Belated happy Valentines.
and the same wishes for you Sally 🙂
Delicious! Every day can be Valentine’s Day!
I think so as well 🙂