featuring a recipe for
Chocolate Walnut Financier – a Gluten Free, Grain Free tiny cake
It is Valentine time: With February comes Saint Valentine’s Day and with the 14th coming our way, we immediately think of family and friends who are near and dear to us. It gives us a reason to unabashedly buy a mushy card rather than a humorous one. It is a month of new beginnings with the promise of spring’s arrival. In some areas, we will notice the first tiny crocus popping its head from the sleeping gardens, with some even peeking from a snowy blanket. In keeping with Valentine’s Day and my objective to provide you with useful, simple and delicious things to make and eat, I have developed the following irresistible Valentine recipe so you can impress your family and friends.
This is my version of a classic French tea cake, the Financier. It is a winner. According to history, this tiny Parisian cake became popular in the financial district of Paris. In order to impress the high rolling bankers, the restaurants made the cakes in the shape of tiny gold bars.
Traditionally, financier cakes are made using almond meal (ground almonds), but other nuts can be substituted. The flour is replaced by cocoa in this gluten-free version to create beautiful, dark, and delicious miniature cakes. This treat with its chocolate-walnut combination is sure to delight your loved ones on Valentine’s Day and any other day, as well.…