Financiers with Strawberry

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By Paul Allam and David McGuinness

Published 2009

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These little almond cakes, also known as friands, used to be baked ready for opening time each morning for customers to enjoy with a morning coffee — they make a fine morning tea cake or can be made in tiny ramekins as petits fours. Top them with a single piece of seasonal fruit, such as strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, mango or kiwi fruit. It’s possible to substitute half of the ground almonds with ground coconut or ground pistachios to add a different flavour and texture. Should you have