It’s been a really busy week here at the Feller household; first soccer practice, science fair project due, trying to get the golf course up and running (not happening – our weather stinks), dressing up as Piggy from the Piggy and Elephant series by Mo Willems for a library/school event…… yep, you read that correctly. To prove that I am not making this up, here is a picture of me. For the record, I was smiling. A big thank you to my partner in crime Jodie for being Elephant, the poor thing had to turn sideways to fit through the doorway.
Hannah and I took advantage of a quiet weekend to make these yummy financiers last Sunday. I love to read the back story on recipes from Dorie. I always feel so European and it fills my void of not living there anymore. We decided to make the chocolate version as chocolate always trumps. Obviously we don’t own a financier mold but we did take the time to google it so we knew what we were missing. Super cute but totally unnecessary. Purchasing almond flour also seemed superfluous so we wizzed some up in the food processor.
Only one problem when we were making the financiers, the cream boiled over. Why do I consistently walk away from dairy products that need to boil rapidly? Do I think it won’t boil over like it does EVERY SINGLE TIME???! Clean up and retry, second time’s the charm.
Hannah has really become quite the little baker at our house. She loves to try something new. In fact, her science fair project topic investigated the best pan to bake chocolate chip cookies on. She and her buddy Ali did a great job. Here is a photo of them with their results at the fair.
Our results with the financiers were excellent as well. We chose to serve them with Herkner’s amazing cherry topping made in the good old Midwest and available at Blue Heron, a great little store owned by friends of ours, Kay and Larry Schroeder. Here is the link to their site: http://www.blueheronstore.com/ Easy as pie and delicious too!! We may even make these for Hannah’s Birthday, they rocked!