Financiers are traditional bite-sized French treats. Made with pistachio and almond flour, these French Financiers with Blackberries are an attractive dessert that’s a melt-in-your mouth delight.
When it comes to dessert, I think many people mistakenly perceive French sweets as sophisticated and difficult to make. It holds true for many cases. But from my own experience, I can assure you that in fact so many French desserts are surprisingly easy to make. They may have a fancy name, but a totally easy-to-follow preparation process.
Today, I’m going to show you one of the easiest and most mouthwatering French desserts. I’ve made it many times and it always comes out delectable. I’m talking about Financiers. I bet you’ve never tried them before. Well, now you have a great chance to increase your arsenal of mouthwatering dessert recipes by making this easy and tasty classic recipe of French cuisine. Your family and friends will love it.
Before we get started, I need to warn you, these French Financiers are dangerously delicious. They are slightly crispy on the outside and super soft and moist on the inside. They will be gone before you know it.
French Financiers with Pistachio and Blackberries
Now, let me tell you about this lighter-than-air French treat. They originated back in 1800 in a small bakery in the Parisian financial district. Financiers are named after wealthy bankers who used to stop by the bakery. Financiers are often made in a rectangular shape that resembles a bar of gold, but they come out pretty good in a muffin pan too.
What I love about Financiers is that they are very versatile. I always take almond flour as a base and then add any flour I want. Today, I’ll show you how to make Pistachio Financiers. If you fancy, you can substitute pistachio flour with any other nut flour of your choice. You can also add different fruits and berries to your Financiers. This will further enhance the already incredible taste of these French treats.
- 12 tablespoons (70 grams) pistachio flour
- 7 tablespoons (45 grams) almond flour
- 5 1/2 tablespoons (70 grams) sugar
- 4 egg whites
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 handful of fresh black blackberries
- 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
- Melt the butter in a medium pan and over medium heat. Swirl the butter occasionally to prevent from sticking to the bottom. Once the butter turns amber and smells like caramel, take it off the heat. Strain the butter through a fine mesh sieve and set aside.
- Sift almond and pistachio flour through a mesh sieve to get rid of the lumps. Add sugar.
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Fold in the egg whites into flour and sugar mixture.
- Add butter and gently mix the batter in a circular motion.
- Divide the batter between butter-greased financier molds. Fill only 2/3 of a mold. Place one blackberry in the center of each mold. If you have leftovers of batter, divide it between muffin cups.
- Bake in the center of the oven for 15 minutes.
- Invert baked financiers onto the baking tray or wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
Home Chef Tip: You can also bake Financiers in a muffin pan. Just line it with cupcake liners, brush liners with butter, and fill about 2/3 of each cup with a batter.
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