French Financiers

French Financiers

These delicious tea cakes are like little bars of gold. Fluffy and delicate, they'll inspire you to throw up a pinkie and have yourself an indulgent afternoon.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients and heat oven to 370 F.
  2. Step 2

    Sift together the dry ingredients and add the honey and vanilla to this mixture.
  3. Step 3

    Blend until combined in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  4. Step 4

    Melt the butter until it starts to brown, using caution to not stir the mixture.
  5. Step 5

    Strain the browned butter and add to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  6. Step 6

    Add half the egg whites and mix to incorporate.
  7. Step 7

    Add the remaining egg whites and mix at medium speed until the batter is smooth.
  8. Step 8

    Ladle or pipe the batter into greased molds, two-thirds of the way up the mold. Garnish with almonds if desired.
  9. Step 9

    Bake at 370 F for about 15 minutes or until done.
  10. Step 10

    Gently remove the financiers from the molds and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool before serving.