Financiers are delicious little cakes that were created around 1890 by the pastry chef Lasne, near the Paris Stock Exchange. They are shaped like gold bars and were named that way to appeal to the wealthy client in the corner, the stock market financier. It was an immediate success! And we understand why! I propose here a variation with pistachio.
Recipe for 40 small pistachio financiers:
-4 egg whites
-50g of flour
-40g of almond powder
-115g of sugar
-85g of soft butter
Preheat oven to 220°C.
Mix all ingredients except butter in a bowl. Mix well to incorporate the pistachio paste.
Melt the butter in a saucepan until it foams.
Add it directly to the almond paste and mix well.
Pour the dough into mini-financier moulds, then bake directly in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on the power of the oven).
They shouldn’t be overcooked, just a little cracked on top and lightly browned! If they are not consumed during the day (which is rare!), in this case keep them in an airtight box.