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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cowgirl Cornmeal Financiers

Dorie Greenspan cowgirl cornmeal financiers on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is a favourite French treat – financiers – with a twist. The “Cowgirl” in the name comes from Ellise Pierce (an American writer and chef friend of Dorie’s who lives in Paris) who gave the recipe to Dorie. “The base is the French financier and the main ingredients are pure-American cornmeal and pecans”, says Dorie. This recipe uses mini muffin tins instead of the traditional gold ingot-shaped ones which makes it accessible for everyone!

I didn’t use pecans this time around (though I have made these before) because I was taking them to friends who can’t eat pecans, so I toasted up some flaked almonds instead and ground those with the sugar. I really like the idea of using nuts that you toast and grind for financiers, as opposed to pre-ground nut flour, because it gives it a bit more texture. This, combined with the fine-ground cornmeal made for a hearty (yet at the same time, delicate) financier that was devoured by my friends and neighbours.

I added a halved raspberry to each financier before baking, simply for the fact that I knew it would look so pretty against the yellow of the cornmeal. And I was right…

Aren’t they lovely?

Cowgirl cornmeal financiers from Dorie Greenspan Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comGet the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Cowgirl Cornmeal Financiers on page 210 of Baking Chez Moi.

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6 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cowgirl Cornmeal Financiers

  1. sanya June 12, 2018 at 09:13 #

    They are gorgeous! The raspberry looks great.
    I was surprised at how delicate they were yet filling at the same time.
    Love them 🙂

  2. Diane June 12, 2018 at 15:05 #

    Good to know that these will work with any nuts. The raspberries do look good.

  3. Cakelaw June 12, 2018 at 17:13 #

    Your financiers are pretty! I loved the flavours in these.

  4. Zosia June 12, 2018 at 17:47 #

    They’re very cute and raspberries and almonds sound like a great combination.

  5. steph (whisk/spoon) June 12, 2018 at 23:52 #

    so beautiful! and good to know this recipe is adaptable. i’d like to try a berry in the pecan version, too.

  6. Kim June 14, 2018 at 15:23 #

    Very lovely! I like the addition of the raspberries!

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