Free Recipe Butter Almond Financier

Recipe Type: Free Misc Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
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Recipe Serves: 1

Ingredients for Butter Almond Financier Recipe

1 c Whole almonds; about 5
1-1/2 c Sugar
1 c Bleached all purpose flour
10 tb Unsalted butter
2 tb Dark rum
2 ts Vanilla extract
8 lg Egg whites
1 pn Salt
1/4 c Sliced; blanched almonds,
-about 1 ounce
Confectioners sugar for

Butter Almond Financier Preparation

Butter and line with parchment a 10 by 2-inch deep layer pan. Set rack at the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Place the almonds and 3/4 cup of the sugar in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely ground. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the flour. Melt the butter, allow it to cook until it colors; cool slightly and add the rum and vanilla extract. Set aside to cool slightly. In a clean dry bowl, whip the egg whites with the salt until they form a very soft peak. Add the remaining 3/4 cup sugar in a very slow stream, whipping constantly. Continue whipping the egg whites until they hold a soft peak. Alternately fold the almond and butter mixtures into the egg whites, 1/3 at a time. Begin with the almond mixture and end with the butter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Smooth the top and sprinkle with the sliced almonds. Bake the Financier for about 50 minutes until well risen and golden The center of the cake should feel firm when pressed with the palm of the hand. Cool the financier briefly on a rack and remove pan and paper. If some of the almonds on the surface fall off, replace them on the cake. Dust very lightly with confectioners’ sugar. Yield: one 10-inch cake Recipe by: Cooking Live Show #CL8958 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #791 by Angele and Jon Freeman <> on Sep 19, 1997

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