These Sausage Financiers are made with classic almond cake infused with nutty brown butter on the bottom, topped with corn, onion, sausage, and drizzled with mayonnaise and ketchup. They are the perfect pairing of savory and sweet that go well with a glass of beer!
Have you ever thought of combining sausage and ketchup with sweet little cake like financiers? I had never thought so until I saw these Sausage Financiers on my Instagram feed.
Yes, they are a real thing and you can actually find this menu sold in several bakeries in South Korea. They are definitely the sweet and savory flavor couples that shouldn’t make sense, but they actually do.
They Are Sweet and Salty At The Same Time
These Sausage Financiers are surely loaded with lots of stuff. They have soft, moist, nutty, and sweet almond cakes with crisp edges on the bottom.
A little grated parmesan is added to the cake batter to balance the sweetness. Then, they are topped with crisp stir-fried onion corn, scored cocktail sausages, drizzled with creamy mayonnaise and tangy ketchup, and finished with dried parsley. This combo bursts in flavors and textures. They will definitely satisfy your sweet and salty cravings.
Pair Sausage Financiers With Beer
In South Korea, these Sausage Financiers are known to be a great pair with a glass of beer. Beer brings bitterness that balance the other flavors in a dish which makes a great accompaniment to the sweet and salty combo dish.
Financier Mold Substitute
Financier is baked in a traditional rectangular mold that resembled a bar of gold. If you plan to buy Financier mold, look for a non-stick pan for easy release. In addition, choose metal material instead of silicone to get crisp and golden brown edges. If you don’t have or plan to buy one, you can substitute it with a muffin pan.
Pro Tips For Making This Recipe
- Temperature matters. Make sure you use room-temperature eggs and completely cooled brown butter.
- Chill the dough. The purpose of this is to harmonize the flavors and firm up the batter so that the toppings do not sink to the bottom during baking.
- Score the sausages. To prevent them from bursting during baking. If you don’t want whole sausages in your financiers, you can slice them thinly instead.
- Stir fry the onion corn. Do this to reduce the moisture in them and make sure they are fully cooked after baking.
- Don’t overfill the molds. You should fill them about half full for the best result. If you overfill them, the batter will spill over the sides.
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- Korean Sausage Bread
- Korean Popcorn Chicken
- Lemon Cube Pound Cakes
- Cheese Tteokbokki
- Rice Cake Churros
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