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.
108K 24 3.5
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

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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.
Piped petits-fours
Cut 250 g Marzipan (almond paste) into small pieces and put into a mixer bowl.

Add 35 g egg white.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Piped petits-fours
Knead together on slow speed...

Stage 3
Piped petits-fours
...until this makes a soft dough.

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

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

Stage 6
Piped petits-fours
...or teardrops.

Pipe whatever shapes take your fancy.

Stage 7 - 1 day
Piped petits-fours
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.
Piped petits-fours
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Bake for about 12-15 minutes.

Stage 9
Piped petits-fours
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.
Source
Based on a recipe from the INBP (French professional bakery institute).
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,032 Kcal or 4,321 Kj39 gr193 gr103 gr
52 %15 %18 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
237 Kcal or 992 Kj9 gr44 gr24 gr
12 %3 %4 %4 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
41 Kcal or 172 Kj2 gr8 gr4 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Nuts, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 25 pieces : 6.04 €
  • Per piece : 0.24 €

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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: Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Provençal colombier for Pentecost, How to make marzipan decorations, Agen prune cake, Little Christmas biscuits, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Macaronade mixture, Chocolate madeleines, Pistachio madeleines, Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, Coconut tuiles, ... 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, Cherry and pistachio tarts, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Hazelnut and cherry financiers, ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tomato pesto, Indian rice pudding, Grandma Solange's biscuits, Chinese style chicken, Chocolate Truffles, ... All
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