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Chocolate Walnut Orange Blossom Financiers (Friands) mini cakes Recipe

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With a few egg whites on hand…these mini French style cakes came together in no time at all.
No need for an electric beater…however, if you don't already have ground walnuts, a food processor may be helpful.

For a detailed post...refer to:
https://www.foodessa.com/2018/10/financier-or-friand-and-quebec-city.html

Servings: 12 mini cakes
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Ingredients

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  • . > American / Metric measures
  • . DRY:
  • . 1-1/2 cups (170g) ground walnuts
  • . 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • . 1/2 cup (60g) confectioners' sugar
  • . 6 Tbsps. (65g) All-Purpose flour
  • . 3 Tbsps. (45g) Cacao powder (Dutch-processed)
  • . 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) ground cardamom spice
  • . pinch of sea salt
  • .
  • . > WET:
  • . 4 xLarge (125ml) egg whites (room temp.)
  • . 1 tsp. (5ml) Orange blossom essence
  • . 1 orange, finely zested
  • . 1/4 cup (70g) unsalted butter, melted (room temp.)
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  • . Optional garnish: Walnut halves, sliced almonds, maraschino cherries etc.

Directions

  1. . Pre-heat the oven to 400F/200C/Gas6. Position the rack in the center of the oven. Lightly grease the mini cakes pan.
  2. . In a food processor, place all the DRY ingredients and pulse a few times before blitzing it until coarsely pulverized. Place this mix into a medium-large bowl. Set aside.
  3. . Pour the unbeaten egg whites, orange blossom essence, orange zest and melted butter into the DRY mix. Stir and combine thoroughly.
  4. . Evenly distribute the batter into each cavity. Add desired (optional) garnish of choice onto each surface.
  5. . BAKE for 14 minutes. Afterwards, remove the pan from the oven and place it onto a metal rack. Cool for 1 hour before un-moulding.
  6. . Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  7. . Happy baking from Claudia's kitchen...FOODESSA.com
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 0g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 0  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbs 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g 0%
Protein 0.0g 0%

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