Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Cowgirl Cornmeal-Pecan Financiers

June 12, 2018 at 10:48 pm | Posted in BCM, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 7 Comments
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cowgirl cornmeal-pecan financiers

I like the little nutty, buttery French cakes called financiers. These Cowgirl Cornmeal-Pecan Financiers are a perfect Franco-American take on the classic. An easy melt-and-mix batter flavored with cornmeal, ground toasted pecans and plenty of browned butter bakes into a decadent treat. I have a silicone mold that’s in the traditional financier bar shape and used it here instead of my mini muffin tin. To avoid eating too many of these tasty butter bars, I decided to cut just one into bite-sized pieces and kind of extend it into a larger dessert with some berries, dulce de leche whipped cream and candied pecans. I plated it up pretty for a picture before giving it to my husband. Then I took the same components and just tossed them together in a little bowl for myself. Equally delicious, although maybe less photogenic.

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Oh my goodness! That looks like something you’d find in a fancy restaurant!!! They were so good on their own, I bet they’re amazing with that combination of flavours.

  2. These look wonderful! When I made them before, though mine were not nearly as dark – I love the appearance of yours!

  3. Well, I don’t know about other people…but I always love checking out your photographs!! They are as impressive as the dessert. You are always so creative!! Love it!

  4. You always have pretty presentations. I like all the combinations you have added. Sounds like a wonderful dessert.

    • thank you! that dulce de leche whipped cream is going on other stuff, for sure.

  5. These were delish, weren’t they. I was pleasantly surprised.

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