Friday, 27 April 2012

Midweek Treats: Raisin Petits Fours

As today was a bit of a wash-out with the weather, I decided to get out my favourite recipe book, The Art of French Baking, and have a go at some petits fours. There were loads of different flavours, from coffee, cherry and orange, but I decided to stick with the classically simple raisin version. This is how they turned out:

Yum! If you like the look of them, here's how to make them:


 90g  softened butter
120g caster sugar
240g plain flour
125g raisins
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 180°c and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  • Mix the eggs with the sugar and the vanilla extract
  • Separately, combine the flour with the baking powder. Then stir into egg mixture
  • Add the softened butter
  • Stir in the raisins
  • Form mixture into mini mounds and place on the baking tray 
  • Bake for 15 minutes

*Recipe make 12 petits fours*
I ate mine with a big mug of coffee whilst watching day-time TV; a great way to waste a rainy afternoon if you ask me :-) 

{Image: Laura Blanksby for High Street Home, using Instagram; Recipe adapted from The Art of French Baking, Phaidon}
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