Chocolate Financier

Master chocolatier William Curley and California Raisins have worked together to produce this delightful chocolate financier.

Master chocolatier William Curley and California Raisins have worked together to produce this delightful french almond recipe.

Chocolate Financier

Makes 15

Ingredients

  • 20g 70% Dark chocolate
  • 250g Unsalted butter
  • 255g  Icing sugar
  • 20g Cocoa powder
  • 85g Plain flour
  • 120g Ground almonds
  • 240g Egg white
  • 210g California Raisins, chopped
  • 24g Orange marmalade
  • Gold leaf

Lime Ganache

  • 140g Whipping cream
  • 2g Lime zest
  • 160g Dark chocolate
  • 25g Unsalted butter

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4), melt the chocolate over a bain-marie to 45˚C (120°F).
  • In a pan bring the butter to the boil over a low heat, stirring periodically cook until the butter turns nut brown, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Sift the sugar, cocoa powder and flour into a bowl and mix in the ground almonds and egg whites. Add the butter, melted chocolate, chopped raisins and marmalade, beat until smooth.
  • Pipe the mixture into a fleximat and bake in the oven for about 15–18 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Allow to cool before removing from the moulds.
  • To make the lime ganache, put the cream and lime zest into a heavy-based pan, bring to the boil. Strain over the chopped chocolate, mixing continuously to form an emulsion. Add the butter and mix until smooth.
  • Pipe the ganache into the centre of the financiers. Decorate with gold leaf and allow to set.

Recipe by Master chocolatier William Curley and California Raisins 

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