These petits fours conceal a honeyed, cakey interior beneath a crisp, crackly surface embellished by hand with hearts of raspberry puree.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2008


Credit: Victor Schrager

Recipe Summary

Makes 45


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat mini muffin tins with cooking spray.

  • Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking frequently, until golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Add honey, and whisk until combined. Remove from heat.

  • Using a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine almonds, sugars, flour, and salt on low speed. Raise speed to medium-high, and add egg whites, one at a time, beating after each addition until just combined. Scrape down sides of bowl. Reduce speed to low, and add warm butter-honey mixture in a slow, steady stream. Raise speed to high, and beat for 45 seconds.

  • Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each halfway. Spoon a scant 1/2 teaspoon raspberry puree near one edge of each cup. Draw a skewer or the tip of a paring knife through puree toward opposite edge of cup to form a heart shape.

  • Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until edges are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly in tins on wire racks. Using a small offset spatula, carefully unmold financiers, and transfer to rack. Financiers are best served warm or the same day they are baked, but they can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 3 days. If desired, serve or package financiers in decorative paper liners.


Reviews (2)

40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
These were super easy to make and tadste great! I used 1-1/2 cups of almond mill instead of sliced almonds and put 1/2 raspberry into each cake. Too much batter for one 24 mini maffin tin, I also filled up a 12 Madeline tin. Yummy and super easy!
Rating: Unrated
For those trying to make these look like the picture: Bake the financiers in mini-muffin tins without paper. After they are done, then put them in the mini-muffin paper cups. You can tell in the picture that there is a shadow between the paper and the financiers which indicates that they were not baked in the paper cups.