Pistachio Financiers

Financiers are little French cakes traditional made with egg whites, ground almonds, icing sugar and a little flour, today they are made with different ground nuts like hazelnuts and pistachios, like this financier recipe. Financiers were original called 'Visitandines' as they were created by nuns from the Visitation Order in the East of France, the … Continue reading Pistachio Financiers

Advertisements

Raspberry & Pistachio Frangipane Tart

There are some many things that I love about this tart Raspberries - my favourite berry 🙂 I love nuts Pistachios and Almonds being a couple of my favourites It's just like a Bakewell Tart but this one is made with mostly pistachios Everything about this tart just works, the pastry is delicate and crisp. … Continue reading Raspberry & Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Pate Sucree (Sweet Pastry) with Pistachio

Pâte SucrĂ©e (a classic French sweet pastry) a rich buttery, sweet, delicate pastry, that melts in the mouth. The French certainly know how to make their pastry, this pastry is so versatile you can use it to make so many different things: Tarts and Tartlets - which you can use with a variety of fillings … Continue reading Pate Sucree (Sweet Pastry) with Pistachio

Pistachio Madeleines

This Madeleine recipe is the reason I made some pistachio paste the other month. The thought of making and eating these small french pistachio cakes was just heavenly, as I love pistachios, maybe just nuts in general but this is one of my favourites. I have baked Madeleine's before, I tried the Hairy Bikers Madeleine … Continue reading Pistachio Madeleines

Brown Butter (Beurre Noisette)

What is Brown Butter? Brown Butter which is also known as Beurre Noisette, is butter that is melted gently and then is cooked until the water evaporates and it turns brown. Beurre Noisette if French for 'Hazelnut Butter' when the butter is cooked it changes the flavour, smell and colour, the reason the French called it … Continue reading Brown Butter (Beurre Noisette)

Pistachio Paste

After seeing a Madeleine recipe that used pistachio paste, I liked I thought I'd like to give that ago. I'd never seen pistachio paste in any shop, so I took to the internet pricing up pistachio paste, OMG!! How much!! I then started to trolled the internet so I could make it myself. One of … Continue reading Pistachio Paste