Strawberry & Pistachio Financiers
“If you love strawberry and pistachio, raise your hands!” Great! I saw a lot of hands including mine (both hands raised). I know it’s probably not the season for strawberries yet supermarkets always tend to import their supplies from elsewhere. So, strawberries that I used are not English strawberries.
So, it looks like strawberry and pistachio are good friends. They get on really well, both the look and taste. If you love this, stick around, I’ve got something really nice to share. Well, I can’t hide what they are as you have already seen how they look like when you read this text. Yes, they all got beautiful name – Financiers. These little cute ones are light tea cake, quite similar to sponge cake. They are usually baked in little shaped molds.
I gathered the word ‘financier’ is said to be derived from the traditional rectangular mold, which resembles a bar of gold. Another theory says that the cake became popular in the financial district of Paris surrounding La Bourse du Commerce (the former name of the Paris stock exchange).
Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, strawberry and pistachio financiers could be a surprise a gift to your loved ones. They look nice and taste amazing! I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! Bonne Saint-Valentin!
For the Strawberry & Pistachio Financiers:
100g pistachios, ground
50g almond powder
80g icing sugar
3 egg white
20 strawberries, diced
1. Melt the butter in a saucepan until slightly brown. Set aside. In a bowl, put the ground pistachio, almond powder, flour and icing sugar. Mix well. Then, add the melted butter and give it a good mix.
2. Add the egg white. Use an electric mixer/whisk to mix all the ingredients until double the volume. Cover and put the mixture in the fridge to chill for 2 to 4 hours.
3. Preheat the oven at 180°C. You can use mini muffin mould (with 3cm diameter) or the classic financier rectangular mould. Spoon the mixture into the mould. Put a few strawberries and push slightly into the mixture. Then, sprinkle the pistachios on top of the mixture. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the financiers rise and golden brown.
4. Remove from mould sprinkle a little bit of icing sugar.
These are so beautiful!
Here in Cape Town, South Africa, the people call small cakies, “fancies”…..I think this isw here they get the name from…. Lovely pictures!!!!
beautiful picture.. !!! I love to try this recipes, thank you for sharing ^_^
Happy Valentine’s Day! Nice pictures.
It is a Happy Valentines with Strawberry Financiers. Brown butter financiers go great with berries and nuts so this is perfect.
I’ve not tried to pair strawberry and pistachio yet, but the combination sounds great! Thanks for the idea!
Those look really good. I like the strawberry and pistachio combo!.
Hey, wait a minute! Did u notice that I am raising both my hands holding a big container here? I guess it is big enough to fit in all of these irresistable financiers! Hehehe!
They are so pretty!! I’m raising my hands ad my legs!! They look really delicious.
Both my hands are up, too! I love both ingredients, but I don’t think I have ever tried them together. You have given me the perfect excuse. 😉
My hands are raised. Fantastic looking pictures and recipe!
Joie de vivre,
Ah.. I didn’t know that! Thanks for dropping by and your comment!
Thanks! Happy V-day to you too!
Yes – the combo is just great!
Yeah, I just love it!
You really made me laugh!! I was trying to imagine you (even though I have never met you) raising your hands holding a big container… hahahah… I will make more next time so that you can fill up the container 😉
hehehe.. they are delicious … yum…
Definitely a good excuse! 😉
Ok. Will bake more next time and spare some for you too! 🙂
The first picture is gorgeous. The financier I had in Paris is something square–rectangle shape???
I am not sure. I bought a postcard from Paris with all the names of the diferrent pastries, it’s amazing. I love it.
Gorgeous Leemei! The first picture is just stunning!
Yes, the classic shape is rectangular, I make do with the mini round mould that I have.
They look adorable – much more adorable than a human financier!
Thank you! I am flattered to have such compliment from you especially when you take pretty pictures too!
Thanks!! I agree with you 🙂
Too perfect to be indulged!
So beautifully done, I love your photos… and also the sweet treat!
Thank you! 🙂
May I know where did you get your mini muffin tin?…I like the size you have got for your financiers and also the mini tin you used for mini fruit cake. They are really cute!
The one I got is quite big, I can’t seems to find the mini one here not even at Lakeland.
I bought my mini muffin tin online. I forgot which website.. but if you try amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=silicone+muffin&tag=googhydr-21&index=garden&hvadid=2390921246&ref=pd_sl_6i3edmpyhh_b
or this http://www.cucinadirect.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product1_18551_-1_24625_11053
you should have no problem in finding them!
Can the recipe be written in how many cups or tbsp instead of grams for measurements? Also, where do we purchase the almond powder? And sugar icing (is that just regular sugar?) thanks
I have converted the ingredients for you in tbsp. Almond powder can usually be purchased at supermarket in the baking section. Icing sugar is powdered sugar. Enjoy baking!
Almond powder, 3.5 tbsp
Pistachios (ground), 7 tbsp
Butter, 5 tbsp
Icing sugar, 6 tbsp
Flour, 2 tbsp
I found your recipe today looking for a way to use up some egg whites. My first time making financiers, and these did not disappoint. I’ve also never had pistachio and strawberry together and really liked the combination. Thanks for posting!