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Raspberry Financiers

Financiers are small cakes made of ground almonds, icing sugar, egg whites, flavoured with brown butter (beurre noisette). They are light, moist, and full of flavour, beautiful to look and so absurdly delicious to eat! Their outsides are browned and crispy, the insides - pillowy soft. The financiers are traditionally baked in small rectangular moulds and therefore they resemble bar of golds. I don’t have a dedicated financier tin so used a mini muffin pan which, believe me, doesn’t affect their taste and structure. The slightly tart raspberries are the perfect accompaniment to the sweetness of the sponges. Find the recipe here….

French Madeleines

French Madeleines are my favourite little spongy cakes – so buttery, soft and sweet with a citrusy flavour. They may come with many different flavours - vanilla, chocolate, orange and many more. Some bakers add to the batter poppy seeds or chocolate chips, other glaze ready cakes with lemon-glaze or sprinkle with icing sugar. I like French Madeleines plain only with orange or lemon zest and vanilla extract. The Madeleines are the best straight from the oven, they only need a couple of minutes on a wire rack before you eat them. Find the recipe here…