Financiers my love


I love financiers. And I love Paris. I have discovered this exquisitely decadent buttery dessert during my studies in the city of light. I remember buying a small bag of them from the  Kaiser bakery at “rue d’Assas“before going to my morning lectures in the university. I now live far away from Paris but I still enjoy delicious financiers with my afternoon tea.


This recipe is a delight. The only secret is to prepare the mixture 24 hours before baking and let it rest in the fridge. This is it 🙂

Ingredients for a 23 cm cake pan or 6-8 individual financiers :

  • 120gr butter
  • 120gr icing sugar
  • 45 gr flour
  • 45gr ground almonds
  • 10 gr of honey
  • 40 gr (4 cl) of aloe-vera juice (or orange blossom water)
  • 1 pinch baking powder
  • 3 egg whites

The day before:

  • Heat  the butter in a small saucepan until it turns into a hazelnut color. Do not burn 😉
  • Then filter through a fine sieve and add honey. Keep this mixture on the side.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, the baking powder, the icing sugar and the ground almonds with a whisk.
  • Gradually add the egg whites, the honey-butter mixture and finally the aloe-vera juice (or the orange blossom water).
  • Keep the final mixture at least 24 hours in the fridge.

The baking day :

  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
  • Pour the mixture into your molds small or large without filling to the top (max 3/4 because it will expand during cooking).
  • Bake up to 35 min for the 23 cm cake pan and up to  20 minutes for the individual financiers. You will know that they are cooked when turning into a caramel color.


Enjoy 🙂


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