ffwD: Financiers

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After reading Roger’s post about his basal need for delectable financiers, I was eagerly awaiting the weekend to try my hand at Dorie’s recipe. Now, I’m a fan of anything baked with almond flour, but Dorie’s use of “hazelnut butter”, or butter browned till it produces a hazelnut fragrance, shall I say “took the cake”? These little morsels had a crispy, golden, buttery, and chewy exterior that gave way to a moist and cake-y interior. It’s such an easy and rich treat that I’m going to have to pace myself on how often I can make them. Cleanse or no cleanse, these financiers might be a delicious diet dealbreaker.

To check out Roger’s financier recipe, check out the link posted above. Dorie’s financiers were made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

67 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tandy
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 06:39:23

    I must try my next batch with browned butter🙂

  2. bakeawaywithme.com
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 06:41:46

    They look beautiful! I love adding browned butter to baked goods…always adds a nice nutty flavor.

  3. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 06:42:15

    I am so glad I bought this cookbook. Very few recipes have disappointed me. These are next!

  4. Mary Hirsch
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 06:42:17

    I went the beurre noisette path also and believe it added another level of complexity to these delicious little gems. “Take the Cake” is the right term. Absolutely. Thanks you for sharing Roger’s Post.

  5. apuginthekitchen
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 07:42:43

    Really delicious, I think the browned butter is brilliant. Love financiers, buttery, moist and so wonderful.

  6. TrafficDiva
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 07:53:47

    How cute! These look like those mini muffins you get in the store…only better!!
    I’d break my diet rules for 1 or 5 of theses..Haha! Happy Friday everyone!

  7. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 08:08:55

    Maybe a diet deal breaker but definitely worth it😀

  8. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 08:32:06

    Absolutely worth it! I liked the chocolate version much more.

  9. Anne Marie
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 08:33:17

    These may be one of my favorites as well.

  10. Diane (@SimpleLivingEat)
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 08:41:45

    I’ll have to try browning the butter… looks interesting… hazenut flavor hmmm?

  11. Alison
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 08:46:35

    As always your baked goods look both pretty and so delicious. Thank you for sharing and the temptation!! (I have sable cookies on my list of things to make thanks to you and these are going to join that list, too!)

  12. markd60
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 08:53:28

    Looks like you’d have to make a lot of these…

  13. alwaysaddmorebutter
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 11:27:51

    I really loved these too – so simple and delicious! I think they are worth breaking your cleanse over🙂

  14. The Squishy Monster
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 12:00:35

    love the brown butter =)

  15. Patty
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 12:07:19

    I loved this recipe too!! Your photo really captures the tasty interior of the financier-great job;-)

  16. Cher
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 12:18:34

    Yes – the browned butter did take these over the top. These are very dangerous to keep around.

  17. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 12:56:53

    Yum!! Brown butter always gives such a great flavor to everything. I really need to use it more often in recipes! Have a great weekend🙂

  18. Ronda
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 13:42:06

    They look so tasty!

  19. oneexpatslife
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 13:56:35

    These were way too adictive. I had to send the leftovers off to work with my husband otherwise I would have been in trouble.

  20. Norma Chang
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 14:40:19

    We all need special treats,

  21. Hotly Spiced
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 17:26:46

    These look a lot like friands to me. I have never heard of financiers. xx

  22. Melolimparfaite
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 17:42:13

    good idea !

  23. Trevor Sis. Boom.
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 19:15:18

    Some financiers I know deserve teethmarks. Some, like these, just made me laugh. I really enjoyed ’em.

  24. betsy
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 20:25:18

    Yes, these butter-packed cakes would ruin any diet. But so deliciously.

  25. Jenn and Seth
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 20:31:08

    i’ve never had financier before but now i’m dying to try, they sound incredible!

  26. Baking is my Zen
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 20:44:15

    Financiers look great.

    Carmen
    http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com

  27. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 06:36:18

    I love that this could be a diet breaker…what a great endorsement!! Have a wonderful weekend~

  28. I Wilkerson
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 07:57:08

    Browned butter really is all the rage, isn’t it…

  29. loavesandstitches
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 08:21:10

    I think the browned butter really takes these to another level. Good stuff! Great looking finaciers!

  30. tastytreats13
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 10:05:01

    They look beautiful!

  31. Julia
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 15:30:09

    Ive been wanting to try out some financiers and your recipe looks great! Definitely trying it out this week! Julia

  32. Geraldine Saucier
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 16:44:18

    Ohh, these financiers look wonderful. Must get busy and make mine.

  33. mysfkitchen
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 18:20:56

    Looks super yummy!!

  34. Lola
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 19:20:45

    Your cakes look delicious! This was a good recipe. I hope you will investigate Michael Mosley’s fasting concept. Well its not really his, he’s just promoting it. I’m very please so far and have made a 6 month commitment to it.

  35. saucygander
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 19:50:54

    I saw Roger’s post about financiers too! Hazelnut butter sounds like a must-try. Are you making madeleines for TWD? Work has been so busy I have to remember to do that today!

  36. bakerbynature
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 23:15:26

    Ooooooh yes yes yes! Looking delicious!

  37. thebestdressup
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 00:22:35

    ciao! this is a luvMUST. will try this recipe. thanks.
    thebestdressup

  38. Raymund
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 03:55:08

    Simple but yummy!

  39. Gloria - My Pretty Paris
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 04:15:09

    Waouh these financiers look so good!!! I love this pastry!
    xoxo

  40. Cakelaw
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 06:42:19

    These were delish weren’t they – the browned butter did add a depth of flavour, even though it felt like it was taking forever!

  41. kitchen flavours
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 07:33:03

    Lovely financiers! I’ve got to give financiers a try one of these days!

  42. heidi1169
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 08:07:24

    Your photo is sublime, I can almost taste them!! We made the chocolate ones but will be trying these as well, soon!

  43. Elaine
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 09:39:38

    I think these would be really difficult to resist while on a cleanse or a diet, for sure! I am looking forward to making the variations of this recipe.

  44. Sara
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 11:16:55

    Mmm, these look AMAZING. YUM!

  45. Audrey Allure
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 12:49:27

    Hazelnut butter? Sounds yummy!

  46. Beth
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 20:04:00

    Your financiers sound gorgeous!

  47. Zoe
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 22:12:31

    These are gorgeous! I have tried baking financiers with brown butter before and fell in love their buttery nutty flavors.

  48. IngeniousMrs
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 23:33:52

    Baking with almond flour something new to me gonna try it for sureee

  49. Amy Tong
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 02:55:32

    I made financiers once but they didn’t come out as delicious as I thought they would be. I gotta give this recipe a try. Yours are looking wonderful!

  50. Bluejellybeans
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 06:26:38

    They look amazing!!

  51. Natalie
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 11:00:35

    Looking quite delicious!

  52. Monet
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 18:13:44

    Beautiful! These would go so well with a cup of tea.

  53. tracy
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 18:31:13

    These look so yummy. I am going to have to do a little research about them.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  54. SandraM
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 18:42:00

    You had me a diet dealbreaker! 🙂
    They look really good!!

  55. Daniela
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 20:07:01

    Mmh, the look so tempting , moist and rich!
    A real treat and comfort food🙂

  56. Lilly Sue
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 21:50:43

    ha ha love your little review. “Cleanse or no cleanse…” The hardest thing about a cleanse is denying sweets!!

  57. Ameena
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 22:05:08

    So intrigued by the name of these…financiers? Feels like they’d sell well on Wall Street? LOL

  58. jessica
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 00:41:30

    i want nowww

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

  59. eatinglikeahorse
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 00:56:21

    I was just looking at a recipe for financiers yesterday and thinking how good they looked! These sound better though; the “hazelnut butter” sounds amazing🙂

  60. Emma (Fluff and Fripperies)
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 03:28:56

    You better have kept me some of these babies!

  61. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 05:39:29

    I did the browned butter too and it was SO good!

  62. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 06:34:01

    mmmmmm… anything with brown butter is amazing!

  63. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 16:10:28

    I love financiers! I became almond flour fan after making almond cookies this year. SO good!! Bet this is amazing!!!

  64. jora
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 14:44:17

    These were great, weren’t they? They’re definitely not an easy thing to eat in moderation.

  65. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
    Apr 20, 2013 @ 13:29:41

    I have this cookbook but have neglected it. I am definitely cracking it open now. These look amazing.

  66. Meenakshi
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 05:07:54

    I’ve been wanting to try David Lebovitz’s financier recipe for a while now…but the sound of hazelnut butter makes me want to try this one now!!!

  67. Monica
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 21:51:14

    Hi there – this is one of my very favorite recipes! I got it from Dorie’s “Paris Sweets” and love making them whenever I have extra egg whites. My family and I love them – especially warm out of the oven. Those crispy, buttery edges are to die for! Yours looks perfectly golden! I like to stuff mine with a bit of chestnut cream inside -really reminds me of Paris. Yum!

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