Monday, December 13, 2010
Financier-Style Vanilla Bean Pound Cakes
We don't need no stickin' financier silicone pans. Well, actually we do, but I made due with silicone cupcake molds. It made eight with one casualty slipping off the rack whilst coming out of the oven. Does the five second rule hold? I may have cried. This was a lot of work for eight tiny cupcakes. Next time the recipe will be doubled.
I used vanilla bean paste for the first time with these little gems. Interesting stuff, not at all what I expected, quite runny. The few ingredients went together easily. Rose clarified the unusual dough texture and I'm very glad she did, otherwise I would have beaten it far too long.
Topped with a dab of marscapone and apricot jam, these were delicious. Everyone very much enjoyed them and go on the Make Again List.