Friday, April 4, 2008
I wanted to make green tea financiers, but I wasn't feeling confident enough to try a new recipe. I enjoyed this recipe for financiers, so I figured i'd play around with it and hope for the best.
Sometimes you can learn more from repeat recipes than new ones. I did a much better job making the browned butter. I worried i'd burned it, but it was perfectly nutty and rich. I added about 1/2 tablespoon of matcha powder to the dry ingredients. That was plenty; the resulting batter was bright green.
Next time, i'd omit some of the cake flour. I didn't change the other measurements, so my cakes were a little drier than usual. They domed too, which I think was a matter of too much flour and overbeating.
I haven't made many financiers, so let me know if you have any particularly good recipes. I might try some of the variations in The Sweet Life or a Payard/Pierre Herme book.
at 10:57 PM