Coconut and Raspberry Financiers

This is it, right–high baking season? Yes, it is! And yay for that–of course you might call me biased, but okay, I’m fine with that especially if it involves cookie exchanges, baking days with friends and families. And of course now in this virtual world, I’ve partnered up with Gold Medal Flour for a virtual bake day.

Coconut and Raspberry Financier from Bakers Royale

A perfect pairing for me since their unbleached all purpose flour is a standard in my kitchen. So if you ever see flour in my recipes, know that I mean Gold Medal’s unbleached all purpose flour–anything else will be designated as such.

Coconut and Raspberry Financier via Bakers Royale

With that said, check out what I’m bringing to the virtual bake day–coconut and raspberry financiers. Oh, you will love this little French cake, comprised of just a few ingredients, this comes together easily and quickly. The only thing to keep in mind–keep a light hand when mixing. Other than that – make a lot. They go quickly and are great for gifting. Enjoy!

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And before you leave here, check out what these other bloggers made for Gold Medal’s Virtual Bake Day:

Dessert

Bakers Royale Coconut   and Raspberry Financiers
Eat Live Run Soft   Baked Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies
Gimme Some Oven Chocolate   Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Sugar Plum Blog Chocolate   Turtle Pie
Wanna Be A Country Cleaver Eggnog Snickerdoodle   Cookies
What’s Gaby Cooking Peppermint Cookie Brownies

Breakfast

Averie Cooks Brown   Sugar Topped Cinnamon Sugar Coffee Cake
Completely Delicious Cranberry   Orange Breakfast Knots
Foodie Crush Coconut   Waffles
Texan Erin Cranberry   Lemon and Ginger Muffins

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Coconut and Raspberry Financiers

Yield: Makes 8 mini loafs (4x2in.)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoon Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 4 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 2 oz. raspberries

Directions:

1. Place butter in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat and stir until butter is melted and starts to turn brown and takes on a nutty scent. Remove from heat and pour browned butter through a fine mesh sieve.

2.  Place remaining ingredients into a bowl and whisk to combine. Add in cooled butter and mix to combine. Pour batter into mini loaf pans and insert raspberries on top and gently press them into the batter.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35-40 minutes or until inserted cake tester is clean when removed from center. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Optional: Dust with confectioner sugar.

NOTE:

  • Desiccated coconut is unsweetened  and finer than than shredded coconut. Additionally, it contains less moisture than shredded coconut.

 *Disclosure: This is sponsored post with all opinions being my own.

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19 Responses to “Coconut and Raspberry Financiers”

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    movita beaucoup — December 4, 2013 @ 3:19 am

    These little gems are perfectly lovely! The raspberry studs are such a nice touch…

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 4, 2013 @ 3:33 am

    I’ve made financiers of sorts before (but baked in a pie dish rather than individual) and now seeing yours, I really want to make them in adorable little sizes like you did! pinned

    It’s nice to be participating in Virtual Bake Day with you :)

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — December 4, 2013 @ 3:46 am

    Really lovely! Those links all look mouth watering. I have almost forgotten about these little cakes, they are like little golden bars of deliciousness!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 4, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    I have to admit that I don’t know financiers are. Have to look into that! They look awesome, though. I could do with some raspberry goodies to help me through the winter. :)

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — December 4, 2013 @ 5:23 am

    Yay for virtual bake day! Love these financiers – so pretty! :)

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    Turkan — December 4, 2013 @ 6:14 am

    Thank you for the lovely receipe.
    May I ask you if the receipe does not need and baking powder or so?

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 4, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Move aside – I’m about to swan dive into one of these. These are beautiful!! So happy to play with you in the Bake Day today :)

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — December 4, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    These would be perfect for gifting! So beautiful!!

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    Skye — December 4, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    High baking season indeed! These look delightful and such beautiful photos, as always. I love the turquoise background – it really makes the red raspberries pop.

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — December 4, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    These are gorgeous! Love them and the photos are so colorful!

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    Emily — December 4, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Yum! What a good idea! I love financiers. These are gorgeous!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — December 4, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Those look so good and I like that they are in mini/individual serving sizes!

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — December 4, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    These are so pretty! Perfect gift idea for this holidays! Pinned!

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    Eileen — December 4, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    So pretty! Now all I need to do is actually find some good raspberries… :)

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    Susan — December 4, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Is the dessicated coconut sweetened or unsweetened? If I don’t have any, can I sub flaked coconut run through the food processor?

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    Shaina — December 4, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    These are absolutely darling.

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — December 4, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    This is so pretty! The raspberries had such a beautiful pop of colour.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 4, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    These sound fabulous! Love it!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 4, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    Beauties, love the coconut-raspberry combo!

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