Saturday, 21 April 2012

Brown Sugar & Fresh Ginger Financiers

This is a great combination -- brown sugar and fresh ginger create a delicious tangy flavor.

Voila -- the finished product!!

Ingredients:

60 grams almond powder
60 grams flour
100 grams unsalted butter
120 grams egg white
100 grams brown sugar (super fine)
4 grams freshly grated ginger
Small pieces of nuts for topping - pine nuts and walnuts
Preparation:
  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan until it becomes lightly browned. The butter goes thru several stages of bubbly to browning. Be careful since the butter can burn very quickly! When finished, put in a bowl and let it cool.
  2. Sift the almond powder, flour & brown sugar flour together. 
  3. Whip the egg whites until they are stiff - add about 1 teaspoon granular sugar half way through the process to get the egg whites nice & stiff.
  4. Add the almond powder mixture to the egg whites. Use a spatula to mix together. Add the browned butter and mix well. 
  5. You can either use financier molds or other small containers for baking. Fill each container about 90% full and  top with a couple of pieces of walnuts and pine nuts.
  6. Bake at 200 degrees (Celsius) for about 20 minutes.

Browned butter on the right side
Traditional financier pans - buttered & floured
Sprinkle nuts on top before baking

2 comments:

  1. Hi, Those look delicious. Do you know where I can find those pans?

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  2. Hi, if you have a good baking store near you try that or google financier pans to look for an online company. These pans are quite standard so they may not be too hard to fine. Here is one link. The silicone pans don't brown as well so I don't usually use them.


    http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/kitchen/financier-molds/c16851.aspx

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