Financiers with Summer Fruits
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Serves: 18
 
The basic ingredients for most financier recipes are ground almonds, icing sugar and egg whites. The ground almonds give them a rich, full flavor somewhat reminiscent of marzipan, and the addition of berries in this recipe adds a fresh, fruity accent.
Ingredients
  • 180g butter
  • 70g all-purpose flour
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 230g powdered sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • fresh blueberries and raspberries, cut in half
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and butter the financier molds.
  2. Sprinkle the molds with flour, tapping away any excess.
  3. Allow the butter to melt on a low heat, wait until it turns a light brown colour and begins to release a nutty scent, and remove from the heat.
  4. Mix the flour, ground almonds and powdered sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Add the egg whites and the vanilla extract and beat everything well using a whisk.
  6. Add the melted butter and whisk vigorously again.
  7. Fill the molds with the dough and place three berry halves on each mold.
  8. Bake the financiers 5 minutes before lowering the heat to 180°C and allowing them to bake for another 10 minutes.
  9. Transfer the financier molds to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/financiers-with-summer-fruits-recipe/