Thursday 7 August 2014

Mini Raspberry Financiers Recipe

A financier is a small French cake, it's a kind of moist sponge cake usually found in a rectangular shape. I brought back some mini financier moulds from France and made my favourites: raspberry mini financiers. They're the perfect little afternoon treats with a cup of tea, as French people say 'Miam' (yum)!

Mini Raspberry Financiers


150g icing sugar
60g plain flour
100g almond powder
4 egg whites
140g unsalted butter
200g raspberries


Mix the dry ingredients
Melt the butter in a pan until it darkens to a brown colour and smells a bit nutty (you're making beurre noisette), remove from the heat and let it cool down a bit
Whisk the egg whites until stiff
Fold the egg whites into the dry mixture
Fold the melted butter into the mix
Preheat your oven to 200C
Divide the cake batter into the financier moulds
Gently press a raspberry in the middle of each financier
Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown (they might take longer if they're not minis)
Let them cool down on a rack