Almond financiers

Almond financiers


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About this recipe: Financiers are a sort of light and moist French tea cake. These financiers aux amandes are a classic and perfect alongside your favourite cuppa. They're traditionally baked in rectangular shaped moulds which make the finished cakes look like gold bars, hence the name!


Makes: 12 financiers

  • 130g ground almonds
  • 275g icing sugar
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 7 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  2. Combine almonds, icing sugar, flour and baking powder.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan until it begins to brown; remove from heat.
  4. Add egg whites to almond mixture and mix, then fold in the browned butter. Divide mixture evenly between silicone financier moulds.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes; financiers should be golden but not too dark.


If you don't have a financier mould, you can use mini tart tins or cupcake cases. Watch baking time as it may vary depending on the size of mould used. Financier moulds are available online and in some speciality shops.

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