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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.

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Last modified on: October 17th 2018

For 25 pieces, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
17 min.1 day15 min.1 day 32 min.
Preservation: Several days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe

1 Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #1Cut 250 g Marzipan (almond paste) into small pieces and put into a mixer bowl.

Add 35 g egg white.
5 min.
2 Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #2Knead together on slow speed... 3 min.
3 Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #3...until this makes a soft dough.
4 Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #4Transfer to a forcing bag with a fluted nozzle. 4 min.
5 Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #5Pipe onto a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a Baking sheet. Make rosettes... 5 min.
6 Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #6...or teardrops.

Pipe whatever shapes take your fancy.
7 Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #7Decorate each petit-four with a griottine or a whole almond.

Leave at room temperature for about 24 hours to form a crust.
1 day
8 Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #8Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
15 min.
9 Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #9Check 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 Step 1.

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

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
185439 gr193 gr103 gr
93 %15 %18 %16 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4269 gr44 gr24 gr
21 %3 %4 %4 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
741 gr7 gr4 gr
4 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 25 pieces : 6.04 €
Per piece : 0.24 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Based on a recipe from the INBP (French professional bakery institute).
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This recipe use (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, Agen prune cake, Little Christmas biscuits, How to make marzipan decorations, Arizona cupcakes, ... [All]
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, Pistachio madeleines, Nougat, Vanilla ice cream, ... [All]
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Moist cereal bars, Nougat, Tomato pesto, Toasted almond cake, Apple Batter Puddings, ... [All]
Griottine cherriesGriottine cherries: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Cherry and pistachio tarts, Black Forest gateau, ... [All]

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