How to Make Financiers (French Almond Cake)

This little rectangular almond cake is popular for morning or afternoon snack in France. It is crisp outside, and moist inside. They look simple but trust me they taste way better than they look!

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How to Make Financiers (French Almond Cake) Recipe
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Melt butter over medium-low heat

Melt butter over medium-low heat

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Swirl the pan occasionally until butter turns amber in color. Be careful not to burn the butter. It can turn over to black in a matter of seconds

Swirl the pan occasionally until butter turns amber in color. Be careful not to burn the butter. It can turn over to black in a matter of seconds

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Strain the brown butter through a fine-mesh strainer. If you have cheesecloth, use that to strain the butter

Strain the brown butter through a fine-mesh strainer. If you have cheesecloth, use that to strain the butter

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Sift your powdered sugar then in a large bowl combine together with almond ground and AP flour

Sift your powdered sugar then in a large bowl combine together with almond ground and AP flour

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Make a well in the center, add in egg whites and vanilla extract, then whisk until all combined

Make a well in the center, add in egg whites and vanilla extract, then whisk until all combined

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Pour brown butter, and mix well

Pour brown butter, and mix well

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Thats my financiers batter

Thats my financiers batter

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Fill each mold with batter. You can use financier mold or mini muffin mold..but I dont have it so I use small individual rectangular cake molds. Dont forget to grease your mold with butter/oil spray!

Fill each mold with batter. You can use financier mold or mini muffin mold..but I dont have it so I use small individual rectangular cake molds. Dont forget to grease your mold with butter/oil spray!

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Bake at 180C (350F) for 20minutes

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Et voila!

Et voila!

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You can dust with powdered sugar, top with fruit jam, even make a chocolate ganache glaze..or just eat as it is like I did. Enjoy!

You can dust with powdered sugar, top with fruit jam, even make a chocolate ganache glaze..or just eat as it is like I did. Enjoy!

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