Hazelnut Financiers Recipe
Hazelnut meal and almond flour give these little cakes a lovely nutty flavor and chewy-crunchy texture. Blanched almond flour (made from skinless almonds) is lighter in color than regular almond meal, but the two products can be used interchangeably. Look for them in the baking aisle, or make your own by pulsing nuts in a food processor until fluffy and finely ground. Even if you buy the cookies instead of making them, the strawberry jam and tangy lemon puree make wonderful toppers.
Financiers can be made in an 8-cup (15¾- by 11-inch) mini loaf pan. Coat pan with baking spray, and fill 6 of the 8 cavities halfway with batter. Bake at 375°F until golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes.