Financiers are a French classic. They are easy to make and so delicious that we often serve them with a sorbet, an ice cream or a cream. But to be honest they are perfect on their own. You can make a few and store them in a tight container for a few days pulling them out when your friends come over for tea or coffee. You’ll be sure to impress.

I recently bought some orange blossom water and I thought I’d use a bit of that in my Financiers today, I didn’t want it to affect the texture so I decided to make a glaze. I just mixed the orange blossom water with some real maple syrup and brushed each little cake once out of the oven while they were still hot. It worked wonders! I am giving you the recipe so give it a try and let me know.

Tips :

  • Financiers are best baked in mini silicone moulds, it allows to have them crunchy on the outside and still soft inside.
  • Remember to use your own good mixer such as Thermomix to make your icing sugar or almond meal or even flour. Any little savings are good 😉
  • Replace the almonds by any other nuts, great with pistachios.

RECIPE for 1 silicone mould including 24 mini holes

Ingredients  3 egg whites / 100g butter / 130g icing sugar / 30g flour / 75g almond meal

Preparation  Preheat your oven at 240ÂșC / In a small saucepan heat your butter until it starts foaming but it should stay pale yellow and not change colour / Mix together icing sugar, almond meal and flour and then add the egg whites / once well mixed add the warm butter until completely absorbed / Place in mini moulds and add an almond on the top of each little cake / Bake for 5 minutes at 240ÂșC and then another 5 minutes at 200ÂșC

Today I added my glaze made of 1tbs of real maple syrup and 1 tbs of orange blossom water. As soon as you remove the cakes from the oven while they are still hot, go over each single one of them with a brush dipped in your glaze. Once a bit cooler remove them from your mould and let them cool down on a rack.

They are ready. Enjoy!

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