|1/4 cup All purpose flour|
|1/3 cup Brown Butter|
|1/4 cup Almond Meal|
|3/4 cup Icing Sugar|
|1/8 th tsp Salt|
|From 3 eggs Egg whites|
|1/2 tsp Vanilla extract|
A financier pronounced as finasje is a small French almond cake and baked in small finanicer moulds. It is light and moist. The name financier is said to be derived from the traditional rectangular mould which resembles a bar of gold. The cake became famous around the Paris stock exchange.
With a finance expert at home ,I thought why not bake it for him and he was mighty pleased with the taste and the texture. I think the almond meal in the cake makes a lot of difference. Since it has eggs , I did not taste these but these looked super cute, and loved photographing them. This recipe is from Joy of Baking
Pre heat the oven to 200C
Grease 1 financiers mold, or tarlet molds or mini muffin molds.
In a large bowl, mix all pupose flour, almond meal, icing sugar and salt thoroughly
Make a well in the center, add the lightly beaten egg whites and brown butter. Fold the flour mixture over it till well incorporated
Fill the mold up to the rim and bake for 10-12 minutes or till the financiers start becoming brown around the egde. Transfer these to a cooling rack
Serve when warm and if some are left behind, store them in air tight containers for few days
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