Financiers Recipe – this delicate french almond cake is flavored with browned butter and is super easy to make. The perfect dessert to enjoy with tea.
Easy French Financiers Recipe
Leave it to the French to create and concoct the best pastries ever. This delicious French Financiers Recipe has a lot of flavor packed into a two-bite treat.
Financiers have a soft pillow-like texture with a fragrant aroma and a soft delicate flavor that is so addicting. I added a raspberry in the middle to give out a hint of sweetness and tanginess.
You can enjoy these almond cakes as a dessert, breakfast, and tea and coffee. Originally, Financiers have a rectangular shape similar to gold bars. Maybe that’s how they got their name?
I decided to make them in my mini muffin pan since it’s something that most of you may already have in the kitchen.
This Financiers Recipe can be adapted to suit your taste, add ground pistachios, replace the almond flour with hazelnut flour or even change the raspberry and add apricots, blueberries, or omit the fruit entirely. Therefore, it’s a blank canvas that is perfect for recipe experimenting.
The secret behind the flavor is the use of brown butter. When you cook the butter in the burner, it starts to turn brown and becomes super aromatic. The French call it “Beurre noisette” or hazelnut butter because it has a very distinctive nutty smell when cooking.
Furthermore, the reason why I decided to make my yummy Financiers was to pair it with the Republic of Tea new SuperGreen Tea Collection. This line of teas combine organic matcha, green tea leaves and other herbs in a delicious drink that can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
I had the wonderful opportunity to try the new line at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York a few weeks ago. There I learned that teas need to be steeped in a below-boiling temperature in order for a sweet flavor to develop. The new 4 flavors include:
Immunity SuperGreen Tea – This tea has the power of green tea with Immunity delivers a double dose echinacea and elderflower.
Brain Boost SuperGreen Tea – This blend is made with, berries and a touch of honey.
Serenity SuperGreen Tea –Made with matcha, calming lavender and restorative holy basil and lavender.
Lean Green SuperGreen Tea – Made with matcha and cinnamon.
As you can see, each SuperGreen Tea can help you in different and delicious ways. Keep in mind that this tea is organic and gluten free. It comes in a cute tin that makes a wonderful hostess gift.
— Tiffany Bendayan (@LivingSMoments) June 26, 2016
I am truly in love with the flavor and aroma of each one, but my personal favorite is the Brain Boost because aside from the green tea, it has a tasty berry flavor.
Finally, I hope you can try this delicious Easy French Financiers Recipe at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
Easy French Financiers Recipe
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1/2 stick
- 1 cup of confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup of almond flour
- 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 10-12 raspberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Spray a mini muffin or financier mold with non-stick spray
Place butter in a pan over medium-low heat
Melt butter and whirl the pan occasionally
When butter turns brown and develops a nutty aroma, remove from heat and strain. Cool for a few minutes
In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy
In another bowl, combine the flour, almond flour, confectioners sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Gently mix in the cooled brown butter, egg whites, and vanilla using a whisk or a wooden spoon. Do not overmix
Pour the batter 3/4 full of each crevice of the mold
Place the raspberry inside the batter
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the tops becomes brown and the financiers are fluffy and springy to the touch
Remove from oven
One lucky winner will receive The Republic of Tea SuperGreen Tea Collection: Lean Green, Immunity, Serenity and Brain Boost. This giveaway ends August 14th, To enter just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.
Good luck and sip wisely!