Financiers filled with chocolate and hazelnut
January is never a month I look forward to in general, lockdown has not helped and I’m sure many of you are dying to see the back of it. Plenty of tea or a good cup of cocoa always help, with a little treat or two preferably for me. So I have the perfect recipe to help you with the January blues, and it is super easy to make. So here you have it my “financiers filled with chocolate and hazelnut”.
I used a financier mould for mine, but no need to buy one, just use a muffin or cupcake tray, it will work just as well.
260 g of icing sugar
300 g butter
180 g egg whites (the equivalent of 6 eggs)
160 g ground almonds
100 g plain flour
2 TBSP of chopped hazelnuts
100 g of dark chocolate, no need for an expensive chocolate for this.
Pre-heat your oven to 180° C
Melt your butter in a pan until it becomes brown butter, it is important to get it brown as it will enhance the nutty flavour of the financiers. Let it cool.
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients, sugar, almond, flour and hazelnut, then add the egg whites. Once the butter is cool add it to your dry mix. Pour your mix in your tray, not all the way to the top only half way, then add a square of chocolate on top and pop in your oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until brown on top.
Et voilà, as simple as this!
Other suggestions: you could replace the chocolate with raspberry or even bits of bananas or even pineapple
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