• 140 g unsalted butter

  • 200 g icing sugar

  • 90 g ground walnuts

  • .5 cup Flour

  • 5 egg whites unbeaten

  • 2 tablespoons cognac or 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1.

    Melt the butter in a small saucepan and set aside to cool.

  • 2.

    Mix together the sugar, powdered walnuts, and flour.

  • 3.

    Stir in the egg whites and Cognac.

  • 4.

    Finally, whisk in the butter.

  • 5.

    Heat the oven to 450ºF/230ºC.

  • 6.

    Fill the financier or mini muffin tins three-quarters full only, and bake five minutes.

  • 7.

    Reduce the oven temperature to 400ºF/200ºC and continue baking until they are golden on top, and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 10 minutes.

  • 8.

    If you’re working in batches, don’t forget to turn the oven back up to starting temperature before putting them in.

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Posted by NB2Report
These were so quick to make. I loved the fact that there was no need to beat the egg whites. Very simple.I didn't have the financier tins but half filled a normal muffin tin. I used almonds as I didn't have walnuts in the pantry. They turned out very delicious.