Financiers – a delicious French treat, buttery and nutty, slightly crisp on the top and edges, while sweetly soft and moist inside.
By Shannon Lim
- 125g Almond meal (aka almond flour or ground almond)
- 30g Icing Sugar
- 50g Honey (or any sweetener)
- 4 Egg Whites
- 70g Butter
- 20g Flour (or replace with Cocoa Powder for Gluten Free option)
- Nuts, Chocolate Chips, Berries
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F). Grease the mini muffin trays with butter or use non-stick trays.
- Melt the butter in a small pot and simmer for 2 minutes, until lightly browned and nutty-smelling. Set aside to cool.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, almond meal and eggs, mix well with a fork. Add in the melted butter, mix again, then add in the flour (or cocoa powder), stirring while you pour.
- Scoop the batter into each individual mold, filling it up just to the rim. If you like, you can add berries, pistachios or chocolate chips.
- Bake for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size and shape of your mould. The financiers should puff up a bit, get golden and slightly crusty on the edges, but they will still feel soft to the touch. Cool down for a few minutes, before turning them out on a rack to cool completely. The bottoms have a tendency to be a bit sticky when still warm, so you may want to put them upside down on the rack, or put them on a sheet of parchment paper.
Shannon's kitchen is her playground and creative outlet, where she loves to experiment with recipes. As a Malaysian, her food influences are mainly Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine but her curiousity in other culture lead to cross cultural cooking. On her blog JustAsDelish.com, she pursue her mission in creating healthy and delish food.