Super soft and moist with incredible brown butter flavor, these Raspberry Financiers are such an easy treat you can whip up in no time.
Raspberry Financiers are a dessert I first saw on Food Network Chopped series.
I was intrigued by its name and even more intrigued by the fact that it’s a French dessert. And whenever I hear anything that says French, it immediately takes me to those carefree days when I lived in Ukraine and had a chance to visit Europe on a regular basis including France.
It’s not a secret that French cuisine is considered to be one of the best in the world. French food is absolutely outstanding. If you’ve ever been to France, you know that I’m right.
I was lucky to visit this country a couple of times. We did a wonderful road trip which started in Paris all the way to French Riviera. We visited some of the most beautiful French regions like Normandy, Brittany, Mid-Pyrénées. Each of them represented their own culinary masterpieces.
I could talk about France all day long, because it is truly my favorite country in the world. But I’m gonna spread out my enthusiasm to other French related posts.
And today, I want to share with you one of the famous and super delicious French desserts – Raspberry Financiers. They are named after wealthy French financiers who would regularly stop at the bakery near the Paris Bourse, which is a financial hub in Paris.
These French financiers are not your regular cupcakes. The dough is much more tender and delicate that almost melts in your mouse.
The secret to these delicious raspberry financiers is in brown butter, that’s slowly being cooked until is has a nutty almost caramel flavor.
Somehow, I’ve always thought that learning French cuisine is a high level of cooking. But after I made these raspberry financiers, I understand that it’s much easier than I thought. If you can make a brown butter, everything else will go easy as a breeze.
That being said, after I made this delicious dessert, I received so many compliments from my husband. And he’s usually not much of a talker.
I first made Financiers with blanched almond flour, hence on the photos you see a light Financiers.
When I was shooting the video, I realised that I had whole almond flour which resulted in darker color Financiers. It didn’t affect the taste at all so you can use any almond flour you have.
Financiers Recipe Video
- ¾ c powdered sugar
- ½ c minus 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- ½ c plus 3 tbsp almond flour
- 3 egg whites
- 11 tbsp unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 8-10 fresh raspberries
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400 F with the oven rack in the center of the oven.
- Melt the butter in a medium pan over a medium heat. Swirl the butter occasionally to prevent from sticking to the bottom. Once the butter turns amber in color and smells like caramel, take it off the heat. It will take about 15 minutes.
- Immediately strain through the fine-mash strainer.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, almond flour and sugar. Make a well in the center and stir in lightly beaten egg whites, brown butter and vanilla. Mix well.
- Coat muffin tin or a mini muffin tin with a butter and fill each cup with a batter.
- Bake for about 4 min. Then remove from the oven and top each Financier with a raspberry or two.
- Continue baking for another 9 minutes until financiers turn brown around the edges.
- Remove from the oven, let them cool and remove from the muffin tin.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.