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Almond Financiers Made With Fructose

If you have an excess of egg whites and need something to bake, look no further than this 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


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Almond Financiers

Recipe Category: Baking
All Rights Reserved: Original Recipe from Larousse Gastronomique page 429


  • 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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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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  • Oh wow heart shaped chocolatey goodness my friend, you are brilliant :)
    Happy valentines day!

    Choc Chip Uru

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    • 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 :)

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

  • Happy Valentine's Day Tandy. Your little financiers look perfect for celebrating the day.

  • 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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