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)
1/4 cup flour
125 gm butter (unsalted)
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.