Friday, April 12, 2013

FFWD - Financiers



It's Friday again, and I am rather glad, as I have lost my Mojo this week.  I am hoping a restful weekend will bring it back.

For French Fridays with Dorie this week, our recipe is financiers, so called because when made in their traditional rectangular shape, they resemble gold bars.  The difference between this financier recipe and others I have tried.

I didn't have financier moulds, so I used ordinary muffin tins, which yielded 9 financiers.  I almost wrecked my financiers completely, as for some reason, instead of 175g of butter, I added 275g - then wondered why I was having trouble getting the butter to mix in.  Once I realised my mistake, I poured off the excess butter, and luckily, everything seemed to come together.

I did not change the recipe a jot (except perhaps by having more butter!),  and I liked these financiers very much.  The browned butter made the financiers smell devine as they were baking.


To see what the other Doristas thought of these financiers, visit the LYL section of the website.

18 comments:

Kayte said...

They look delightful. You crack me up with your kitchen fixes...everything always seems to come out great in the end. This looks like a nice recipe.

Mardi Michels said...

They look great - and phew that you realised your mistake before it was too late. Normally too much butter is even better but not here! Happy weekend!

Cher Rockwell said...

Hey - if it weren't for on the fly kitchen improvisations, i wouldn't get anything on the table - ever :-)
I hope your weekend is restorative. This was a totally crazy week here too - must be the tides or something...

Marcellina said...

I have never made financiers. They look like gorgeous little cakes. I imagine the browned butter would give a wonderful flavour!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I get that way sometimes! Sometimes a rest or a weekend is the best thing to get the mojo back :D

Finla said...

I love financiers and thes elooks so good.

Kari said...

I've never heard of financiers before! How are they different to regular muffins? Whatever the technical aspects, these look lovely and hopefully will help give you some of that mojo back over the weekend (presuming you have some of them left).

Kathy said...

Great save!! These were wonderful, weren’t they! I really enjoyed making them…everything came together easily. Yours look delicious…so glad they were a hit with you.

Enjoy your weekend!

yummychunklet said...

They look tasty! Rest up this weekend. I'm recharging by baking some treats I haven't had in awhile.

Cakelaw said...

Thanks for the well wishes folks.

Kari, financiers are more like friands than muffins, made with egg whites and icing sugar and almond meal - and in this case, flour as well.

Patty Price said...

Lovely financiers-they look delicious;-)
I thought I had put too much butter in the batter because it took so long for it to blend in-even with a lot of stirring! I can see you pouring off the excess-good save!
Have a wonderful weekend;-)

Trevor Sis Boom said...

Well, I'm not sure just exactly what has ever suffered from adding extra butter? lol. I will be making these tons in the coming week thanks to all the great ideas out there this week!

Cindy said...

Browned butter is always a good thing and a little extra butter is no big deal (ask Paula Deen). these look delightful. Looks like your MoJo is back nth kitchen.

Elaine said...

Beautiful financiers, Gaye! What a great save with the butter! I hope you have been able to get some rest this weekend.

Liz Berg said...

So glad you enjoyed these, too. Mine seemed to get better with age :) Yeah, I need to put on my reading glasses when I cook now...I'm always goofing up recipes!

Betsy said...

This is the first time I tried financiers. Loved them. Yours have a wonderfully warm color. They look delicious. Hope he weekend restored your mojo for the week ahead.

Mary Hirsch said...

What did you do with all that extra brown butter? It pains me to think you tossed it down the drain. Unfortunately you are a better thinker than I. If I had made that mistake I would have just added more almond flour and AP flour, making more financiers. I thought they were delicious. Mine were only small bites because I made them in a mini-muffin tin. Hope you are bouncing back.......

Teresa said...

I finally made these this week and am catching up on everyone's posts. I think a muffin-sized financier would be a lovely treat. Glad you were able to catch your mistake before it was too late!