Sunday, April 12, 2015

Financiers with Strawberry

I have some leftover egg whites when I made some ice cream last week, and remembered this recipe that uses only egg whites, Financiers, from Bourke Street Bakery cookbook. These financiers are topped with fresh strawberries, but I've used frozen strawberries instead.

Simple, easy and the batter takes only minutes to mix. Recipe makes 12 financiers which are baked in a 12-hole muffin pan. I have made only half a recipe, as the leftover egg whites are enough for half a recipe. And I've used a muffin pan with slightly smaller holes than the regular-sized muffins, and yield 8 financiers. I've reduced the icing sugar slightly, used only 100gm for half a recipe.

Bake the financiers until they are golden brown.

These financiers are really moist, tender and yummy. Makes the perfect tea-time treat.

Financiers with Strawberry
(adapted from "Bourke Street Bakery", Paul Allam & David McGuinness)
Ingredients :
150gm (5-1/2oz/1-1/2 cups) ground almonds
90gm (3-1/4oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
240gm (8-3/4oz) icing (confectioners') sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
280ml (9-3/4fl oz/about 8) egg whites
250gm (9oz) unsalted butter, melted
6 strawberries, hulled and halved

Preheat the oven to 190C (375F/Gas 5). Lightly grease a standard 1/2 cup 12-hole muffin tin with butter.
Put the ground almonds, flour, icing sugar and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the egg whites, a little at a time, whisking well after each addition. Pour in the melted butter and whisk through until just combined.
Spoon the mixture into the holes in the prepared tin until they are almost full. Gently place a strawberry half into the top of each financier. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until they are golden and a skewer inserted into the centre  comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool and serve.

I am linking this post with "Best Recipes For Everyone event, "Fun With Almond April 2015" host by Fion of XuanHom's Mom Kitchen Dairy and co-host by Doreen of my little favourite DIY. 

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  1. Hi Joyce,
    I see that your financiers are so inviting !Agree with you that they are perfect for tea-time treat.

  2. Look beautiful Joyce!
    Love these financiers!

  3. You can tell how tender and moist they are! Pretty and delicious!

  4. Yippee! An egg white friendly recipe that yields just the right amount thanks to you making those adjustments, Joyce! Thanks!!! It will soon be strawberry season but, I still have some frozen from last season:)

    Thanks for sharing Joyce, I'll be saving this for sure:)

    P.S. I'm not back to blogging yet, all is getting in order, missing you "guys."

  5. Hi Joyce,
    Your financiers looks very moist, soft with tender crumbs.
    Yummy with a cup of coffee or tea!
    Thanks for linking with BRFE!

  6. These look good - the centre looks very moist.

  7. I love financiers! These look really moist and delicious, Joyce.

  8. Joyce, these financiers look so good!

  9. Oh, I bet these tasted lovely with strawberry!

  10. how dainty and beautiful. I know they taste divine!

  11. I haven't had financier in years ! I've seen this recipe when I browsed the book at the library last week . Love the look of those treats , for sure it tastes wonderful !

  12. Look so nice with strawberry inside