Known as “financiers” in French, these buttery almond cakes are a staple of French pastry shops. Almond flour, all-purpose flour, egg whites, sugar, and butter make up the financier recipe.
In France, Financiers are small almond butter cakes.
The cakes have the texture of a sponge cake and taste sweet and buttery. It’s my favorite type of French pastry.
An easy-to-follow guide to making French financiers at home may be found here.
The French financier recipe simply calls for a few ingredients, but its complex flavor profile:
- Egg white
- All-purpose flour
- Melted butter
- Almond flour
- Vanilla extract
Financier sponge cake is a snap to whip together. Egg whites and sugar should be beaten to a froth.
After that, add the flours and vanilla essence, and mix until smooth.
Bake the financiers after they’ve been transferred to a mold. There you have it: a delectable selection of French sweets at your disposal!
Molds can be divided into two categories. Individual units or an entire pan are available in the traditional mold shape, which resembles a rectangular gold bar.
On Amazon, I purchased a small silicone financier mold.
What is the average number of calories in one serving?
- Each serving of this recipe contains only 62 calories.
With this recipe, what are its complementary dishes?
Use them to complement other pastries and confections. The following recipes are perfect for a traditional French high tea.
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- 30 g (1.06 oz.) all-purpose flour
- 50 g (1.7 oz.) butter
- sliced almonds, optional
- 80 g (2.8 oz.) powdered sugar
- 30 g (1.06 oz.) almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 egg white
- Almond flour and all-purpose flour should be mixed together. Mixing by hand or with a stand mixer.
- Whip the egg whites and powdered sugar into an electric mixer until they form soft peaks.
- Mix in the flour mixture slowly and carefully. When the batter is smooth, gradually add the butter and vanilla extract. Make sure you don’t overdo it when it comes to mixing.
- Snip one of the sides off a plastic or piping bag before transferring the batter. Fill the financiers’ mold with the batter. Sliced almonds go on top of each financier cake. For 12 minutes, heat the oven to 220°C (428°F).
- Remove the financiers from the mold after they have cooled for 15 minutes.
- As a French recipe, this one is written out in grams. It is not recommended to convert to ounces. Tablespoons and cups cannot be used in this recipe. Please use a digital scale to achieve the best results during baking. I weigh my food with a computerized kitchen scale that costs me less than twenty dollars.