French Wintery Menu




Cheese Soufflé



Stuffed Chicken Breasts "à la Fred"




Tatin Apple Tart/Tarte Tatin aux pommes




Pistachio Financiers, served with Café

Those little "cakes", made with egg whites, melted butter and almond (or pistachio or hazelnut) powder are called financiers (same root as "finance") because they have the shape of a gold bar.

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You need for 15 mini-financiers

70g (2.4 oz) almond powder

70g (2.4 oz) wholewheat flour

70g (2.4 oz) shelled, unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped

6 egg whites

120g (4 oz) brown sugar

2 tbsp orange blossom water

120g (4 oz) unsalted butter, melted

Pre-heat oven 160°C (325°F).

In a mixing bowl, assemble almond powder, chopped pistachios, wholewheat flour

and sugar, using a whisk. Add melted butter (melted in a sauce pan, over

medium heat) and the orange blossom water. In another mixing bowl,

beat the whites very slightly, using a fork.

Add the whites to the pistachio/almond mixture.

Mix well.

Fill up mini-financiers pans or mini-tartlet pans .

On the picture I have made different shapes.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, they have to be slightly golden.

Little tip : Keep the un-used egg yolks to make a tiramisu !