Browned Butter Financier Recipe
Image courtesy of Julia Fenner
Stuart Tracy, executive chef at The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish in Atlanta, shares this 8-ingredient recipe for financiers, a small cake beloved by the French which gets a homestead twist with the addition of your favorite preserves and a blueberry garnish.
Browned Butter Financier
Yield: 4-6 servings
- 12 ounces powdered sugar
- 4 ounces almond flour
- 3 ounces cake flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces egg whites
- 9 ounces butter, melted until just browned
- 1 ounces almond extract
Sift first three ingredients into a mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment. Stream egg whites into the bowl with the mixer on low to medium-low speed.
Once the egg whites are well incorporated stream in the browned butter. When butter is emulsified add almond extract.
Rest batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Line a quarter sheet tray with parchment and grease thoroughly (pan spray works great). Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes. The top will be golden brown and spring back when gently poked with a finger. Cool for at least 1 hour, crumble with hands. Layer in desired vessel with a jam or compote of your choosing, whipped cream and toasted almonds. Top with fresh blueberries and slivered or sliced almonds.