The best was the other day when they decided to start their own cooking school and restaurant for all their plush toys. They had put on their apron, took out all their pretend-play food and kitchen ustensils and given a plate to all of them. It was really cute!
My son did explain to "Monkey" how to peel and chop an onion, making sure to let him know that "his eyes were going to cry but that it was OK"! They were making salads, pizza and even ratatouille even though it's not their favorite dish any more!
This recipe is one that they helped me bake a few days ago on a week-end day. Try it with your children! Bon Appetit!
(for about 8 financiers or a large one)- 1.05 oz (30 gr) butter + some for the molds- 3 egg whites- 2.6 oz (75 gr) Almond meal/flour- 2.6 oz (75 gr) confectioned sugar- 1.05 oz (30 gr) all purpose flour- 1 Tb (15ml) Kirsh or other berry liqueur (optional)- zest of one lemon- Wild berries (frozen or fresh)
- Pre-heat oven to 400 F (200 C)
- In small pot, melt butter and let it brown (making beurre noisette). Reserve
- In a bowl, mix in the almond flour, the sugar and the flour
- Whisk in egg whites in the dry mixture
- Add the liqueur and lemon zest
- Stir in the butter
- Butter the molds and divide the dough into the molds
- Add berries in each mold, pressing down to cover some with the dough.
- Cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Cool on a rack.My Personal Comments:
- Financiers are easy cookies to make when you have leftover eggwhites. You can even freeze the egg whites and then work your recipe based on how much eggwhites you have.