My husband asked for something sweet and this is what he got, little almond cakes. In France, they are called financiers, here I would call them “little cakes” or mini muffins. They are different in their composition from our type of muffins in that the recipe calls for egg whites and “beurre noisettes” or brown butter in the batter. They also go in a very hot oven, 450 degrees for 7 minutes after which you turn down the oven to 400 degrees (still hot) for 7 minutes, after which you turn off the oven and leave them in the oven for another 7 minutes after which you take them out.

I had a nice time in my kitchen, baking is fun and I love all of it, the preparation, the stress of actual baking and the clean up, it is all good in my book.