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: December 30th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:Small biscuitsAlmond pasteMarzipanMoistSoftPastry
For 25 pieces, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
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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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 25 pieces : 6.04 €
  • Per piece : 0.24 €

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Source
Based on a recipe from the INBP (French professional bakery institute).
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, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Agen prune cake, How to make marzipan decorations, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to beat egg whites, Baked Alaska, Mousse with two chocolates, Coconut paste, Chocolate mousse, ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Praline, Grandma Solange's biscuits, Chocolate thins with toasted nuts, Toasted almond cake, Carrot-top pesto, ... All
Griottine cherriesGriottine cherries: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mini almond-morello tarts, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Black Forest gateau, Cherry and pistachio tarts, Galette de Fougerolles, ... All
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