Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers {GF} + A Giveaway!

by alexandra

Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers - Super-soft French hazelnut teacakes studded with juicy raspberries, plus a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There’s something to say about a recipe you can tweak so many times in just a few little ways and end up with a post-worthy finished product every time. Of c0urse in saying that, I’m admitting to the fact that I sometimes cheat and re-purpose my own recipes over and over, but does it really matter if the final outcome is something totally edible and delicious? NOPE. It totally doesn’t.

Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers - Super-soft French hazelnut teacakes studded with juicy raspberries, plus a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

So you might recognize that these financiers look a bit like the peach financiers I made a while back, and there’s also some strawberry ones I’ve yet to share that will look pretty similar too, but even though the recipes only vary a little bit from one to the next, they’re all so so different and so so worth sharing. And these? They have chocolate in the middle sooooo OF COURSE they’re blog-worthy. (I still ♡ chocolate).

Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers - Super-soft French hazelnut teacakes studded with juicy raspberries, plus a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

The spin on these: hazelnut meal instead of the traditional almond meal, plump & juicy raspberries (this is summer after all), and chocolate-hazelnut spread in the center. There’s soft, buttery cake with a delicate nutty flavor, berries in every bite, and creamy chocolate nut butter to top it all off. And did I mention the crunchy bits of sparkling sugar on top? DREAMY.

P.S. For this recipe, I used a new chocolate-hazelnut spread called Chocmeister from Peanut Butter & Co that’s every bit as good as anything similar I’ve tried before but just a touch less sweet which (I think) makes it work even better in these financiers to pair with the tangy raspberries. If you want to pick up some for yourself, check out their website and use the code “Chocolatey” for $1 off any jar. The coupon is good until July 31st 2016. :) You can ALSO enter to win a free jar of Chocmeister using the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will be open until June 27th 2016 at midnight. :)

Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers - Super-soft French hazelnut teacakes studded with juicy raspberries, plus a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

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Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers {GF}


  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: six (4 3/4" round) financiers

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces (10 tablespoons) salted butter, plus extra for greasing pans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces (1 1/4 cups) hazelnut meal
  • 2 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) white rice flour
  • 5 ounces (1 1/4 cups) confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 egg whites
  • chocolate-hazelnut spread (1/2 heaped tablespoon per financier, I used Chocmeister
  • 5 ounces (1 cup) raspberries
  • sparkling sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and butter bottom and sides of six 4 3/4″ round tart pans, making sure to cover all corners and grooves. Place pans on a baking tray.
  2. Place butter in a small skillet set over medium-low to medium heat. Cook until the butter melts, foams up, and turns golden-brown, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat and cool briefly. Whisk in vanilla extract.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the hazelnut meal, rice flour, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla bean seeds, and salt.
  4. Add the butter to the dry mixture and fold in until evenly incorporated; note that the mixture will still be very thick.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add to batter and fold in until fully incorporated, pressing any chunks of dough against the side of the bowl as you fold to break them up.
  6. Fill each pan about halfway with batter. Add a heaping 1/2 tablespoon chocolate-hazelnut spread to the center of each. Divide remaining batter evenly between pans, leaving just a small bit of the filling showing through in the center. Scatter raspberries on top and sprinkle generously with sparkling sugar.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the financiers comes out clean.
  8. Allow financiers to cool completely before removing from pans. If needed, loosen edges first with an offset spatula. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a couple days, or in the refrigerator for slightly longer storage.

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Alexandra Robertson June 21, 2016

Yum!What a great flavor combination. THe first thing I would make if I won would be stuffed french toast :)

beth June 22, 2016

Not sure exactly, I would probably be too excited to try it to do anything complicated, maybe just on some toast!

Tatyana June 22, 2016

I would totally make these financiers.

Lury June 22, 2016

These look fab I love that you used chocolate with raspberries and the hazelnut is a great mix up instead of almond meal. Would make these for sure!

Karrie Millheim June 22, 2016

I would make the above

Renee June 22, 2016

I would make energy balls!

judith June 23, 2016

i’d make oatmeal bars

Jessica miller June 23, 2016

I love what you made! I also was looking on their site and would like to make the Chocmeister Chocolate Layer Cake too! Mmm all so yummy.

Chuck June 23, 2016

These look really yummy. Reading the post, I think I’ll find the recipe for the peach ones since peach is my partner’s favorite flavor.

Lisa W June 23, 2016

I would make an oatmeal yogurt parfait.

Kristen June 23, 2016

I’d make Chocmeister Filled Shortbread Cookies.

Aurélie June 24, 2016

I think I would try and make smores or whoopie pies with a twist if I won that chocolate spread!

alexandra June 26, 2016

Love that idea!

Julie Waldron June 24, 2016

I would make thumbprint cookies and use this as the filling.

jeremy mclaughlin June 24, 2016

Would like to make the hazelnut financiers

Susan P. June 24, 2016

There are so many good recipes to try with this, but I think I would make some kind of cookie.

patricia caradonna June 25, 2016

I would make sugar cookies.

latanya June 25, 2016

I want to make some brownies

Heather June 25, 2016

I think the recipe above sounds pretty good. I’d love to try it.

Katrina Brockavich June 25, 2016

I would make it on toast first, yum! My husband would probably make some yummy cookies.

Michelle Koerner June 25, 2016

Theres a chocolate and hazlenut with raspberry cake ive been dying to make! This would be awesome

alexandra June 26, 2016

Ooh that sounds amazing!

Julie June 26, 2016

i would make nutella crepes

deanna June 26, 2016

Ohmygoodness the FRENCH TOAST KEBABS WITH CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT DRIZZLE sound amazing!

Annamarie V June 26, 2016

I would try to incorporate it into a banana bread recipe, the chocolate and banana would be so good.

Allison S. June 27, 2016

I would eat it straight from the container!

alexandra June 27, 2016

haha I def have done that a couple times myself ;)

Darlene Owen June 27, 2016

I would make peanut butter cookies with this instead of peanut butter.

alexandra June 27, 2016

I was thinking of doing the same. Great minds think alike! ;)

Fiona N June 27, 2016

I would make some cookies and crepes for sure!
Thank You for the chance

Lauren June 27, 2016

I want to make crepes.

Morrighan Crowe June 27, 2016

I would make almond flour shortbread cookies.

Nancy June 27, 2016

I might make chocolate hazelnut cookies if I won.

Barbara June 27, 2016

I have to go find the recipe but last night on Facebook I saw a recipe for molten chocolate cookies. I’m sure I can tweak it so that I can use this for the molten center. Oh my…..

alexandra June 27, 2016

Ooh yum! Love that!

Brandy Williams June 27, 2016

I would make cookies!!

Meghan June 27, 2016

I would definitely try to make this first!

Farrah Shumway June 27, 2016

I would make brownies & French toast!!! Both would be great!!

Heidi Ingalls June 27, 2016

I think I would go simple and just dip some strawberries in it.

karen June 27, 2016

I was thinking of using this between two cookies.

Aaron June 27, 2016

I would first make some toast or an English muffin.

Jackie June 27, 2016

I would use it on waffles and top with sliced bananas.
Thank you!

Claire June 27, 2016

A french toast recipe.

Jenny S June 27, 2016

I always have a couple of really ripe bananas around. I’d be interested in doing a banana bread with the spread. Yum!

Angelica Dimeo June 27, 2016

I would make cookies

Michelle Levine June 27, 2016

I would make french toast!

Ronda June 27, 2016

I would love to make a chocolate hazelnut raspberry torte.

alexandra June 28, 2016

That sounds amazing!! :)

Sue Hull June 27, 2016

Id make peanut butter cookies.Those up there look so delish.Thank you for the chance :)

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