Financiers….was determined to give an explanation for the name.With WIKIPEDIA as a

help,got the clarity to the name.

The name financier is said to derive from the traditional rectangular mold, which resembles a bar of gold.According to another tradition, the cake became popular in the financial district of Paris surrounding the Paris stock exchange, as the cake could easily be stored in the pocket for long periods without being damaged.(excerpt from wikipedia)

I have to  give you a follow up recipe for mango creme brulee,as only egg whites are

used in this financier recipe.In fact, i  made a thick mango custard to fill this

financiers,after baking and title it mango financiers,but changed my mind when i saw

the cherries looking lovely on the cake,didn’t want to remove it and fill,so utilised the

custard to make the brulee,and thought to share my experience with you all.You could

add fruits like strawberry,raspberry, peaches,apricots,mango,or even chocolate in place

of the cherry .

So for the financier recipe now.


5 egg whites

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup almond flour (roast in oven on high heat for few seconds till you get the roasted aroma and powder,or dry roast in pan and powder)

1 tblsp.honey

1/4 cup flour

125 gm butter (unsalted)

Few cherries


Melt the butter in a pan till it bubbles and melted.Take care not to brown it.Set aside

Mix all the other ingredients (no need to beat egg white).Add the butter and mix well.

Pour into moulds you prefer and bake in a preheated hot oven (200 degrees)for 15


Note: If you are going to fill with fruit puree filling ,do after baking.Fruits can be placed

in the centre before baking.




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