Tasty Thursdays: Raspberry Almond Financiers

Thursday, February 07, 2013

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Valentine's Day is a week away! What better way to show some love than through food :) Found this recipe from Martha Stewart for these appetizing raspberry almond financiers. Yummy and pretty. The following recipe yields 45.

Ingedients:
  • egetable oil, cooking spray
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 cups sliced blanched almonds (6 1/2 ounces), lightly toasted and finely ground
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup sifted cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen), pureed and strained (1/2 cup)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking frequently, until golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Add honey, and whisk until combined. Remove from heat.
  3. Using a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine almonds, sugars, flour, and salt on low speed. Raise speed to medium-high, and add egg whites, one at a time, beating after each addition until just combined. Scrape down sides of bowl. Reduce speed to low, and add warm butter-honey mixture in a slow, steady stream. Raise speed to high, and beat for 45 seconds.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each halfway. Spoon a scant 1/2 teaspoon raspberry puree near one edge of each cup. Draw a skewer or the tip of a paring knife through puree toward opposite edge of cup to form a heart shape.
  5. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until edges are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly in tins on wire racks. Using a small offset spatula, carefully unmold financiers, and transfer to rack. Financiers are best served warm or the same day they are baked, but they can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 3 days. If desired, serve or package financiers in decorative paper liners.
What's your favorite Valentine's Day treat?

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23 comments :

Bionica said...

these look so yum!!!
definitely a must try

-Bionica

Jessica said...

wow looks so yummy!!

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Daniella said...

Well I have to agree they definitely look yummy and pretty :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Paulina said...

Yummy!

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Lilli said...

Thanks for sharing, a lovely idea for Valentines! xo

Natasha Gregson said...

Ooooh, these look delicious :)

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Courtney Starr said...

Yumm! Going to try this!

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livlovelaugh said...

You made these? They look amazing!

-liv
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J. said...

Mmmm...I don't bake but I have a sister who does! I'm not sure why but here in Texas the Valentine treat is chocolate covered strawberries, which I just made for the first time...so easy!

BAGSANDSUSHI said...

These are soo cute for valentines day!

X Laura

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Chloe Moon said...

These must be so yummy!!! =)

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Punctuation Mark said...

I have no treat but I would like to treat myself to a flour less chocolate cake... YUM!

SunnyToast said...

This is perfect for the month:)a valentines gift to our love ones and a flour less chocolate:) thank you for sharing!

awhite said...

What a perfect Valentine's treat!

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Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yum!

Josie said...

SO cute and seasonal -- I love!
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Maddie said...

Mm those look so delish!

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Uniqua H. said...

Yummy! They look so good I'll have to try this recipe out!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

How yummy!

The Chic Sheet said...

Yummy :) <3

XX,
Miranda

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

wow beautiful!!!:)

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