Financiers with a Summer Berry Salad for #SundaySupper

Jun 2, 2013 by

I’m so excited to be joining #SundaySupper again after what seems to be a very long time. I have missed you all, and all the interaction that comes along with blogging! Life has a funny way of forcing you to slow down, so I did the  best thing for me – I slowed all the way down. I’m getting stronger and well enough to get back into the blogging spirit and share some wonderful recipes with you. Today’s recipe is a good one. So simple and light, you’ll love it. The theme for today’s #SundaySupper is Summer Berries and well, lets just say that we haven’t been short on berries around here recently. Whether fresh or frozen, we have berries for either a quick snack or for smoothies. Our host today is Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes!

One  thing that I would love to accomplish this summer, is taking my children berry picking. I don’t have a preference of what berry…I just really want to pick! I am getting excited at the thought of picking strawberries and freezing them for smoothies, or baking with them. I know my kids will absolutely love that experience. I’m also looking forward to my first trip for the season to my local Farmer’s Market! I went the year before last and had a blast! I’ll let you all know when I get to go, because no doubt, I will have my camera with me to capture all the beautiful Ontario produce.

So back to todays recipe, Financiers with a Summer Berry Salad. The salad is so easy to make and such a wonderful way to enjoy your berries.  Financiers are French in origin and are basically mini cakes made with almond flour. They are very light, moist and every time I make them, they always seem to be finished too soon. The berries are the perfect accompaniment to the sweet, almond infused mini-muffins.

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Financiers with a Summer Berry Salad for #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • For the Financiers:
  • 4 Tbsp Egg whites (or the whites from 2 eggs)
  • 60g Confectioners Sugar
  • 25g Ground Almonds
  • 25g All Purpose Flour, Unbleached
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
  • For the Summer Berry Salad:
  • 1 Cup Raspberries
  • 2/3 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Cup Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Confectioners Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed
  3. Fold in the sugar, ground almonds, flour and butter
  4. Divide evenly in silicone mini-muffin cups (about 2 tbsp batter in each cup)
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes
  6. Allow muffins to cool completely before removing from silicone cups
  7. In a small bowl, place strawberries, blueberries and most of the raspberries. Reserve about a third cup.
  8. Using a very fine sieve, press the reserved raspberries through in order to extract the juice and add to the bowl.
  9. Sift confectioners sugar into the bowl and then gently fold to combine.
  10. Serve with the Financiers. Fruits can either be chilled first or left at room temperature.
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I truly adore summer berries. I have such an appreciation for them because growing up in Jamaica, these berries are imported and are quite expensive. I only enjoyed and indulged in these fruits when I travelled to the U.S. for summer holidays. I personally prefer baking with blueberries. I like raspberries as prepared in this recipe. But I will eat strawberries all day long. This season, I will get my heart’s desire!

 

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Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries

 

I prefer to make my fruit salad in advance and have it chilled so it can be served once the financiers are cool.

 

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I recommend using silicone mini-muffin cups for this recipe. I tried making it directly in the muffin pan twice, and got poor results each time. The edges were slightly overdone and became rather hard once cooled. I got the best results using the silicone cups.

 

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Financiers – just out of the oven

 

These financiers are excellent on their own, but they go so nicely with fruit. We have also had financiers with raspberry jam, and it is just as nice.

 

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Financiers

 

 

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Financiers with Summer Berry Salad

 

 

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Financiers with Summer Berry Salad

 

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I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe. It’s a favourite in my home and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

 

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49 Comments

  1. Great tip Lyn about using silicone for your financiers. I learned how to make them at a one-day workshop at the Cordon Bleu in Paris. At home though the sides were a little crispy…Very much admire your diligence in perfecting your pastry =)

    P.s. Berries in Japan are expensive, too. So access to the little gems almost anytime here in the States is wonderful.

  2. Goodbye shortcakes and hello financiers!! Now I’m off to get some silicone baking cups so I can make these. Nice!
    Renee recently posted..Goji Berry Martini for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Liz

    What a wonderful pairing, Lyn! I made financiers for the first time this year…and serving them with seasonal berries was a terrific idea! Welcome back to #SS!
    Liz recently posted..Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. This is different and it is so beautiful! I’d eat it all, all I tell ya!!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted..Stove Top Berry Crumble #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Yummy looking financiers Lyn! Welcome back, I wanted to join #sundaysupper again this weekend (I was off busy with other work recently) but there are literally no berries in the markets here right now. I wish I could pick berries again too, it seems like ages. It’s such a relaxing zen activity isn’t it? 😉

  6. Financiers are some of my favorite sweet treats. I think a simple fruit addition makes them even better

  7. Financiers always seem so super fancy to me, and that berry salad adds to the sophistication!
    Laura Dembowski recently posted..Rhubarb Blueberry Baked Oatmeal #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. Oh Lynn, those financiers look beautiful and so delicious. I love the berries and goodness! So yummy!
    Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes recently posted..Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. Diana @GourmetDrizzles

    So, so, pretty! Love your presentation, and what a lovely snack, or dessert… getting hungry!

  10. Yummy! totally new this for me.
    kathia Rodriguez recently posted..Strawberry Ice Cream #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. I have never tried a financier before – I want to! I have to say – that summer berry salad is absolutely gorgeous in color!
    Katie recently posted..Almond Cake with Blackberry Mascarpone Filling for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. I love them both, financiers and berries. This is sweet and fresh at the same time, so perfect for a summer dessert. Wonderful pairing Lyn!
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted..Caramelized White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. Nice to see you back, you have been missed!! Love the pictures and the recipe as always!!

  14. What a lovely way to serve berries! Your financiers look wonderful.

  15. Yay, you’re back with a post, Lyn! I’ve missed you, girl. I was sad to read about what’s been happening with you on Facebook. I hope you’re feeling better. You’re super woman, for reals. And these financiers look absolutely lovely. I’ve always wanted to make them but thought I needed those fancy molds. Brilliant to use muffin tins. I love how this is a decadent yet light dessert.
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked recently posted..Twix Brown Butter Blondies for My One Year BlogiversaryMy Profile

  16. Wow, these financiers are pretty healthy being made with all egg whites. Quite a good thing to have around for those counting calories but still want something sweet.
    Jayne recently posted..Mandarin, Peach & Passion Fruit TrifleMy Profile

  17. Never made these because they always look so fancy! But they’re easy too, and a perfect foil for those berries
    Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) recently posted..Chocolate-Raspberry Yoghurt Cookies for a Berry-ful #SundaySupperMy Profile

  18. Very nice! Those little cakes looks so delicate!
    Trish @infinebalance recently posted..The first half marathonMy Profile

  19. I’ve never made financiers before and I really want to make them now!They look so super cute and the gorgeous berries seem like the perfect combination to serve them with!Bookmarked :)
    Soni recently posted..Mini Strawberry Cheesecake with Walnut Crust #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. Your financiers look so yummy and with the fruit salad… perfect dessert for summer!

  21. YUM! We’ve missed you Lynn :) What an incredible looking dessert. I have never had a financier before but would love to try this out.
    Megan @ I Run For Wine recently posted..Blueberry Moscow Mule with Homemade Ginger Beer for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  22. Welcome back Lyn!!! We’ve missed you at #SundaySupper :-). I love your recipe this week. When I was in school, I made financiers for the first time. I was still eating nuts then (cheating and getting away with it as luck would have it). I just loved them. And they’re perfect with the berry medley too!
    The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted..Roasted StrawberriesMy Profile

  23. Glad you are back but also glad you took the time out to allow yourself to focus on you. These little cakes look so good with that perfect summer berry salad.

  24. Whenever I hear the word “financiers,” I always think of that show “Top Chef: Just Desserts” that used to be on. But seriously, your dessert looks wonderful. Have a great time berry picking with your kids when you get there!
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons recently posted..grilled pizza tutorial with antipasto pizza #WeekdaySupperMy Profile

  25. I’ve eaten these already but never had a financiers recipe. Thanks, Lyn!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted..Homemade Italian Seasoning #DailyDishMagazineMy Profile

  26. I’m completely in love with financiers, especially if they’re paired with a summer berry salad. This looks simply delicious!
    Vanessa recently posted..white wine sangria jelly shotsMy Profile

  27. Not sure whether I love the berry salad or the financier better ! The combo is terrific and your financiers look so light. Yumm ! Making these soon !
    sunithi recently posted..Coconut Shrimp Curry & Tips On Making A Great Curry !My Profile

  28. Welcome back! I don’t think I’ve ever had a financier–and these look wonderful! Sounds like a good excuse to get some silicone baking cups!
    Anne @ Webicurean recently posted..Blackberry Pie with Brandied Whipped Cream #SundaySupperMy Profile

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