Piped petits-fours


Piped petits-fours
As the name suggests, these are piped into shape using a forcing bag. These dainty little macaroon-like cakes are made with marzipan and have a soft, moist texture.
35K 16 3.3
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:Small biscuitsAlmond pasteMarzipanMoistSoftPastry

For 25 pieces, you will need:

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17 min.1 day15 min.1 day 32 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Cut 250 g Marzipan (almond paste) into small pieces and put into a mixer bowl.

Add 35 g egg white.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Knead together on slow speed...

Stage 3
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...until this makes a soft dough.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Transfer to a forcing bag with a fluted nozzle.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Pipe onto a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a Baking sheet. Make rosettes...

Stage 6
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...or teardrops.

Pipe whatever shapes take your fancy.

Stage 7 - 1 day
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Decorate each petit-four with a griottine or a whole almond.

Leave at room temperature for about 24 hours to form a crust.

Stage 8 - 15 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Bake for about 12-15 minutes.

Stage 9
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Check for colour towards the end of cooking. Ideally, the petits-fours should still be quite pale, just lightly browned around the outside.

Remarks

You can also add a small spoonful of kirsch or rum (to suit your own taste) at stage 1.

If you don't have the proper French "griottines", use glacé cherries instead.

Keeping:

Several days in an airtight tin.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,029 Kcal or 4,308 Kj24 gr100 gr61 gr
51 %9 %9 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
237 Kcal or 992 Kj6 gr23 gr14 gr
12 %2 %2 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
41 Kcal or 172 Kj1 gr4 gr2 gr
2 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Based on a recipe from the INBP (French professional bakery institute).

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Marzipan (almond paste)Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Arizona cupcakes, Agen prune cake, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), How to make marzipan decorations, Little Christmas biscuits, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio "Financiers", Vanilla ice cream, Marzipan (almond paste), Brioche royale, Calissons, ... All
Griottine cherriesGriottine cherries: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mini almond-morello tarts, Galette de Fougerolles, Black Forest gateau, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Cherry and pistachio tarts, ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chocolate mendiants, Chocolate Truffles, Granola, Apple Batter Puddings, Praline rochers, ... All

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