Financiers – Pronounced (fee-nan’-see-a), this is a small French cake that is accessible to anyone. One of the ingredients is beurre noisette which renders a rich nutty flavor and color. They are a dense yet spongy mini cake loaded with ground almonds and sometimes topped with raspberries. The ingredients are simple and probably in your pantry. Add some berries from the farmers market or grocer.
Maple Butter - Everyone’s heard of honey butter. Surprise your family or guests with a sweet spread that has a little different swing to it. Made from trees rather than bees, it adds a sweet touch to anything you would like to spread butter on such as scones, especially Maple Oatmeal Scones, rolls, biscuits, pancakes, waffles and toast.