Sunday, August 3, 2014

Brown Butter Financiers.


Looks like
nothing special;
turns out,
intense bites
of flavor.

Many layers,
explore the palette.

Nutty butter,
smooth vanilla,
berry gems
nestled within.


Browned-Butter Financiers

time 30 minutes preparation, 20 minutes baking
yields 30 mini-financiers

150g butter (melted and browned)
5 egg whites
100g sugar
100g confectioners sugar
1/2 vanilla bean
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
50g flour, sifted
80g almonds, ground
1/4 tsp. salt

melt butter in pan, let boil until slightly browned.
set aside and let cool a bit.
beat egg whites until slightly frothy and white. 
do not over beat, or else the financiers won't turn out!
add sugar, scraped vanilla beans and vanilla extract. 
mix until fully incorporated.
add browned butter, sieving it to leave out the burnt parts.
mix in well.
add flour, almonds and salt, mixing in completely.
fill into forms and bake in a 220 degrees celcius preheated oven. after 5 minutes, turn down the heat to 165 degrees. 
bake until slightly browned. 
it took around 10-13 minutes for mine to be done.