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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

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

Pipe whatever shapes take your fancy.
Stage 7
1 day
Piped petits-fours : Photo of step #7 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 : Photo of step #8 Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

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

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

Nutritional information

% 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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Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio "Financiers", How to beat egg whites, Eton mess, Pistachio madeleines, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , ... All
Griottine cherriesGriottine cherries: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Galette de Fougerolles, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Cherry and pistachio tarts, Black Forest gateau, ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, Chinese style chicken, Frozen Nougat, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Nougat, ... All

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