I had leftover egg whites and decided to use them up to make financiers. David Lebovitz suggests a few ways to use egg whites: macarons (too hard), angel cake (I didn’t have the right tin), ice-cream (I didn’t have cream) or…financiers (wait a minute, I had almost all the ingredients for this)!
I decided to make one of Kate’s recipes (owner of one of my favourite food blogs, The Little Loaf). I had to replace a few ingredients with whatever I had in the pantry, but the result was great nonetheless! Light and fluffy coconut and almond muffins with a hint of orange! As usual, my husband is the judge of my baking experiments and he loved them!
(Makes approx. 7 muffins)
- 4 egg whites
- pinch of salt
- 100g caster sugar
- 30g flour
- 65g ground almonds
- 60g ground dessicated coconut
- 80ml vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- zest of 1/2 orange
Preheat the oven to 220 °C. I used a muffin tin lined with paper cases.
Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until slightly frothy. Sift in the sugar and flour, gently folding to combine.
Add the ground almonds and coconut; fold again. Pour in the vegetable oil, honey and orange zest. Stir to combine.
Divide the batter between your muffin cases. Bake for 5-6 minutes before turning the oven down to 200 °C and bake for a further 6-8 minutes.
Turn off the oven and leave the financiers in for a further 5 minutes or so to firm up then remove and allow to cool in their tins a further 5 minutes.