Christmas Financiers

Take all the goodness of a Christmas fruit cake and put it in a light and delicate – ground almond + egg white batter… What do you get ? Christmas Financiers ! This is my twist on the traditional festive cake. Smaller cuter financiers which of course are not only great to eat, but again great as give away presents. This does not need much advance preparation. Just marinate the dried fruits overnight in equal amounts of brandy and amaretto, they absorb enough flavour to come through the ethereal batter. When you’re ready this hardly takes any time to put together. Bake to a lovely golden brown colour and let them cool completely before you wrap them individually in fancy paper.

Christmas Financiers 1


  • 100 gms butter
  • 140 gms icing sugar
  • 25 gms plain flour
  • 85 gms ground almonds
  • 3 egg whites
  • 50gms mixed dry fruits – raisins, blackcurrants, glace cherries, orange peel
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 3 tablespoons amaretto

Preheat oven to 180C. Strain the dry fruits and lay them on a kitchen towel to absorb any remaining alcohol.
Melt the butter in a microwave and keep aside. Sift the icing sugar and flour in a bowl. Stir in the ground almonds.Whisk the egg whites to soft peak stage and fold them into the dry mixture. Now pour in the butter and mix gently, incorporating everything together. Fold in the dry fruits now and pour into the financier moulds. Bake for15-20 mins or till golden brown.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

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Comment :

I love the ease of this recipe Kate..and they look so cute! Merry Xmas and a Happy New year to you too!

These are gorgeous!

Happy Holidays!

They look delicious!

Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year!



Happy Holidays & Happy New year to you and your loved ones.

Enjoy with your little one.


Those look delicious & I love the little loaves & how beautifully wrapped! I need you come over & help me wrap some of my goodies 😉

I want them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas Kajal!

Wow…that’s an soft, yum, rich and drool worthy cake…love to taste it right now….it’s tempting cake dear….look like i missed some yummy post here…going to check them out…how is Rian doing? love the festive look…

They look absolutely delicious and gorgeous christmas photos!!
Merry Christmas to you too Kajal!

aaww that makes really nice gifts.. Merry Christmas to u Kajal.. Have a happy holiday 🙂

They are really cute. Happy Holidays!


Those look wonderful. Happy Christmas!

What a delicious idea !
Happy holidays !

Welcome back Kate! (Sorry I missed your return!) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙂

Lovely recipe & a really great idea to make the fruit cake in this form!

Happy New Year to you and yours!



Oh How Brilliant!. I need to find these financier moulds ASAP….

I am saving this recipe for next Xmas – these are absolutely gorgeous!


Hey i loved your recipe..will surely be tryin it soon. My only problem is that I dont think i will find amaretto in my vicinity. Any replacement to it or can I do without it?


You could skip it. Alternately you could use almond flavoring or maybe try some brandy


thanks a lot..will surely try this one!

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