Poached Quince and Brown Butter Financier

Karen Hatfield shows the steps to one of her favorite pastries

Poached Quince and Brown Butter Financier

Keywords: Karen HatfieldfinancierSycamore Kitchen


Karen and Quinn Hatfield’s restaurant Hatfield’s has been a hit with the fine-dining crowd in Los Angeles for almost three years, but their new casual offering, The Sycamore Kitchen, is giving pastry aficionados something else to swoon over. Karen has overseen the sweet side of things with items like Salted Caramel Pecan Babka or Sour Cherry Buttermilk Scones.

We caught up with Karen in Los Angeles where she showed us how to make one of her new, seasonal offerings, a Quince and Brown Butter Financier. It’s an easy treat that can be made at home, requiring only a mixer and a few baking ingredients. The essential element is the poached quince, which complements the richness of the brown butter. With an easy preparation and only 20 minutes in the oven, it’s a recipe that can impress without actually being complex.

Watch the video above for the recipe or head down to The Sycamore Kitchen if you want it straight from the source!


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