I not often make financiers, but when I bake them, I can’t stop myself from eating the batch … Their light nutty almond and buttery flavour is going to convince you pretty quickly! It is delicious on its own but also amazing with lots of other flavours. I like to use it as a base for other cakes with mousses/fruits as it holds really well. I had some leftover pistachio cream, and just added it on top, to make some kind of mini financiers cupcakes 🙂
The name Financier ( someone working in Finance ) apparently comes from the form its traditional rectangular mould, which seems to look like a bar of Gold. Don’t be scared by the name, they are so easy to make and only require a small number of ingredients.
They are the perfect little delicacy for an afternoon tea, picnic or as homemade presents.
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Quantity: For 30 mini financiers
- 50g almond powder
- 50g all purpose flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 75g butter
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
1* Make the batter: Preheat the oven at 200C and grease your moulds with butter and flour. In a bowl, mix the almond, flour, sugar, salt and melted butter. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Gently incorporate the egg whites to the dry mix using a spatula, add the vanilla extract at the end.
2* Bake the Financiers: Fill the moulds at 3/4 and cook for about 15min, until nice and golden on top.