French financier cakes are made using egg whites, almond flour, and butter as the main ingredients. They are soft, spongy mini almond cakes of heaven. This recipe calls for chocolate chips or chocolate shavings to flavour the batter and uses a rich chocolate ganache frosting. In France, these mini almond cakes filled with chocolate ganache, are known as "tigres" (which translates to tigers), and they are made using a mini savarin or mini donut pan. This chocolate French almond cakes are easy and super quick to make, and they are exquisite! Hope you love them!
It is a cake traditionally made with egg whites, powdered sugar, and almond flour, sprinkled with powdered sugar and baked in the oven. It can be used as a one-layer cake dessert, or it can be used as a part of a more elaborate French layer cake.
A classic, if you grew up in Argentina, Uruguay or Peru. These melt in your mouth alfajores are a delicious treat for every occasion. They were always present at every birthday party I was ever invited as a kid. Always. This the best alfajores recipe and the one you will treasure for years to come. Hope you love them as much we do in this house!
Traditionally in France, the savory crepes are called galettes and made with buckwheat flour. Those are the ones you can buy on the street and eat while enjoying your day out. These are not them. You can also make the classic crepe batter into a savory one and then have fun finding all kinds of savory crepe fillings. At cooking school, we made ones filled with clams, and they were delicious. And, in Argentina, savory crepes are often on the menu of many homes: growing up the classics at our house were ham and cheese, corn and spinach. This mushroom and chicken crepes is my favorite, and I hope you will love it too!
This is the best flan recipe ever. It's inspired in my grandmother's homemade flan recipe, and it never ever fails. Its super easy, can be put together rather quickly and it requires almost no effort at all. A classic for us growing up, it would be present in every family gathering, leading the way on the dessert table. Hope you love it as much as I do!
Financiers are one of my favourite French pastry classics. During my first year living in Paris, my neighbourhood bakery had the best ones: airy, buttery, and moist. Perfect treat to eat on the go. And that is exactly what I did almost every day on way back home from pastry school! The happiest times. I loved them even more when I learned that these French almond cakes were so easy to make. You can be sitting down with a cup of coffee having delicious financiers in about 30 minutes from now. Go pre-heat the oven 😉.