Financiers are dainty little cakes that are beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. They require slightly more effort than a typical baked good but I'm confident you'll be happy with the results. Feel free to experiment with different fruits and flavorings. Many traditional financier recipes are made with pistachios and/or raspberries! :P
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Step 1: Recipe & Instructions
Blueberry Lemon Financiers
For the Cakes
- 1 cup unsalted butter, browned
- 1 cup almond flour, lightly packed
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 egg whites, beaten to stiff peaks
- zest of one lemon
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
For the Glaze (optional)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make this financier recipe you will need the following tools:
- Stand Mixer
- Hand Mixer
- Large Bowl
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- 6-Cavity Mini Loaf Pan or Standard 12-Cavity Muffin Pan
- Rubber Spatula
- Small Bowl
- Sifter or Fine Mesh Strainer
- Medium Saucepan
- Cooling Rack or Hot Pad
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease and flour a six-cavity mini loaf pan or a standard 12-cavity muffin pan.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat add one cup of butter. Bring the butter to a light boil while stirring continuously. Continue to cook the butter until it starts to brown. Once it starts to brown watch it carefully. It can go from browned to burned in a matter of seconds. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment add pre-sifted almond flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, powdered sugar, and salt. Briefly mix on low to combine ingredients.
4. In a large bowl whisk egg whites to stiff peaks with a hand mixer. Set aside.
5. Pour cooled butter, vanilla extract, and lemon zest into the dry mixture. Mix to incorporate.
6. Turn the mixer off and remove the bowl. Using a rubber spatula gently fold in the egg whites. The goal with folding is to do it as gently as possible to avoid popping all of those bubbles you created during whipping.
7. Divide batter evenly among the six cavities in the loaf pan or 12 cavities in the muffin pan. Press fresh blueberries into the tops of the cakes.
8. Place the pan in the oven and immediately turn it down to 350°F. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops of the financiers are a rich golden brown color. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
9. In a small bowl combine all glaze ingredients and stir until the mixture is smooth.
10. Drizzle over the tops of cooled financiers. Eat and enjoy!
Congratulations! It required some effort, but you just made delicious financiers! Snap a photo and post it in the 'I Made It' section below.
Laurie0 made it!