This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Financiers, p 454) is a recipe I’ll use again and again – it’s so easy, tastes good and looks good. I mean really, what more could you ask of a dainty French treat?
I don’t have friand pans (what IS the matter with me? Fortunately I’m spending the summer in Paris again and can envisage exactly where to go in E. Dehillerin to find one…. Ahem…) but I baked these up in small cupcake liners and they were perfect – a one bite treat that I added one raspberry and a couple of slivers of almonds to (you can see how small they are from how much room the raspberry takes up…) for some visual and textural appeal.
These little cakes are made with butter (I made browned butter as per Dorie’s instructions), sugar, egg whites, almond flour and a little regular flour, these are simple to whip up and the batter rests in the fridge for 1 hour to up to a day. It was pretty thick after a night in the fridge so I piped my mixture into the cupcake liners. I added the fruit and almonds but you can serve them plain too.
Perfect with a morning or afternoon coffee – not too sweet and just right in size These go on my list of “the staffroom would love them” treats 😉
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Congratulations to Sarah who won my Pati’s Mexican Table giveaway! I’ll be in touch!
1. I wrote an article for the Jamie Oliver website this week talking about my passion teaching kids to cook.
2. This weekend, I am proud to be putting on a national food blogging conference with my Food Bloggers of Canada colleagues, Ethan and Melissa. We’ve been thinking about a conference for Canadian food bloggers (the very first!) ever since we first talked about FBC together in May 2011 and now, a little over 18 months after FBC launched in September 2011, it’s a reality! Check out the speakers (I am one of them!), sponsors and follow along on Twitter with the #FBC2013 hashtag this weekend – I am sure it will be a lot of learning, food and fun!