A few weeks ago, I went to the BBC Food Show in Glasgow as I told you in a previous post. I have met some incredible local producers like the Wee Tea Company. This tea brand offers different loose leaf teas (no tea bag! Exactly what I like!) like the camomile and lavender herbal tea of the Darjeeling and rose.
As a huge fan of rose, the Darjeeling picked my curiosity and the Wee Tea Company team was kind enough to offer me a sample of their blend to work a cake recipe that could work with the flavour of the tea.
After a few days of research, I have decided that the financier would be a great match for this tea blend. The financier is a tea cake baked with almond powder which gives it its richness. They are called in French travel cakes because you are able to keep them for a few days. They are very famous in France and you can buy them in most of the patisserie. Quite easy to bake except for the cooking temperature, those little cakes are delicious.
The version proposed to you is a rose financier decorated with a fresh raspberry or pistachios. 3 complementary flavours to the rose Darjeeling. The Rose Darjeeling of the Wee Tea Company is flavoured with natural rose petals which gives a f¡vary light and clean rose flavour to the tea.
To enjoy with some financier as much as you’d like!
If you wish to buy some of their teas, it’s here = http://weeteacompany.net/
Rose, raspberry and pistachio financiers
By November 18, 2013Published:
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Ready In: 25 mins
Rose financier recipe, a small French almond tea cake. The financiers are decorated with fresh raspberry or pistachios
- 125 gr Icing sugar
- 140 gr Butter
- 3 Egg whites
- 80 gr Almond powder
- 50 gr All purpose flour
- 2 table spoon Rose water
- Preheat the oven at 220ºC. Put the butter in a sauce pan to melt it slowly. Cook it until you obtain a beurre noisette (the butter should gold brown) Let cool down for a moment
- Beat the egg whites until stiff. Mix in a bowl all the dry ingredients and add the egg whites and finally the butter (it must be almost cold) and the rose water. The quantity of rose water can be adjusted to your taste off course.
- Fill small round moulds with the dough (do not fill them more than 2/3, it will rise during the cooking time) and put them in the oven for 15 to 20 mins depending on your oven. Warning! The cooking process is tricky. The financiers can burn very quickly if your oven is too hot.