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Financiers filled with chocolate and hazelnut

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".

Financiers filled with chocolate and hazelnut

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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

If you enjoy baking do check out my latest online baking classes

Bon appétit!⠀

Corrine x

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A healthy lockdown recipe, creole stir fry

A healthy lockdown recipe, creole stir fry

I hope you're all doing OK, locked in your homes. I can't really complain as I am one of the lucky ones with a big garden. To help you cope with isolation, some of you may have seen some of my cooking videos on social media. I've always tried to cook healthy and comforting meals, but at this moment in time, I think it's even more crucial that we try to do so. So here you have it "a healthy lockdown recipe, creole stir fry"

A healthy lockdown recipe, creole stir fry

Ingredients

(Don’t worry if you don’t have all the veggies listed here, whatever is in your fridge, if you have only one kind of veg, it’s fine to use just that).

2 carrots, finely sliced (use a potatoe peeler for this, easier)

150 g mange tout

150 g green beans

4 cabbage leaves finely chopped

2 spring onions

A bit of fresh ginger grated

Garlic (as much or as little as you like)

Soya sauce (3 TBSP)  and fish sauce (1TBSP)

500 g of chopped pork (can be chicken or beef also)

2 Tbsp of vegetable oil

A wok or a non stick frying pan

One chopped onion

One spring onion and one chilli finely chopped

Method:

Start by frying the meat first. Once it is nice and brown add the onions, once these are soft add the garlic and ginger, then add the carrots and the green beans, stir continuously for a minute or two. Then add the cabbage and mange tout. Mix in your soy and fish sauce, stir for another minute or two. At the end add the spring onions and chilli. Serve with plain rice.

Et voilà

You can also see a video here

P.S: if you are vegetarian or vegan, you can do this recipe too, just start by frying the onions first and follow the rest of the steps.

Bon appétit!⠀

Corrine x