Pain de Gênes Buttons

Call me crazy but these are not cookies especially since Dorie says they are “a cross between a sponge and a pound cake”. These little almond buttons were for my almond-loving husband and he even helped by making the almond paste for me. We had almond flour in the house and with the addition of confectioners sugar and egg white you have paste in mere seconds. I took Dorie’s suggestion of almond slices in the bottom of the pan and I used dark rum as my flavoring. Sadly these little buttons did not go over well with my husband, I think it was a texture thing. Oh well you can’t win them all. Look forward to our final bake. Head over to Tuesday with Dorie to see what others thought.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Definitely CAKES!!! I liked these well enough but prefer financiers!


  2. Cakelaw says:

    Your are so cute! Definitely cakes though.


  3. Definitely cake! Wish I knew your trick for making almond paste!


  4. oh, that’s too bad he didn’t like them- i think they look and sound so good! a nice coffee treat.


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