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.
18,5382.8/5 for 10 ratings
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

For 25 pieces, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
17 min.1 day15 min.1 day 32 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in an airtight tin.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #1
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.

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).

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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: Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Little Christmas biscuits, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Arizona cupcakes, How to make marzipan decorations, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pavlova, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Chocolate madeleines, How to beat egg whites, Armagnac marzipan, ... All
Griottine cherriesGriottine cherries: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Galette de Fougerolles, Black Forest gateau, Mini almond-morello tarts, 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: Chinese style chicken, Red cabage salad with toasted almonds, Chocolate mendiants, Granola, Moist cereal bars, ... All

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