These delightful little cakes are based in French financiers but are a little lighter and are also quick and easy to make.


1  cup icing sugar
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup poppy seeds
2 oranges finely grated zest
125 g melted butter
6 egg whites

Orange syrup

1 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
1 orange peeled strips of zest

Preheat oven to moderate 180°c (356 °F)Lightly grease  a hole friand pan or a mini muffin pan.

In a bowl combine icing sugar, almond meal, self raising flour, poppy seeds and zest.Mix in butter, stirring gently, until just combined.

In a clean bowl lightly egg whites until frothy. Fold through almond mixture evenly between friand mold or muffins mold. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until cooked when tested.
To make syrup

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine all syrup ingredients.Stir over a low heat until sugar dissolves.Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer without stirring 4-5 minutes until reduced slightly.

By @gloria.baker.587 .
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You can see the recipe here: canelakitchen.blogspot.com

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