Classic French Financier Recipe

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Classic French Financier Recipe: A Must Try Cake

Hello friends! Today we’re going to share with you how to make a classic French dessert: Financier (Financier aux Amandes).

The chef Thomas Keller wrote, “they are my favorite of the classic petit-four cakes”. Also, financiers are one of my favorite French bakery treats. They’re buttery, moist, nutty, and delicious. This delicate cake doesn’t need any fancy ingredients, and super easy to make, they are perfect for afternoon tea or a party finger dessert. It’s our must-try french cake. Enjoy. :)

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How to make Classic French Financier?

Classic French Financier Recipe: A Must Try Cake
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Classic French Financier

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • powdered sugar 70g
  • almond flour 30g
  • walnut 10g
  • egg white 80g (about 2 large eggs)
  • all-purpose flour 20g
  • baking powder 0.5g (a pinch)
  • brown butter/beurre noisette 42g (need about 60g unsalted butter)
  • honey 6g


  1. Butter the pan, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Grind the walnuts in a food processor, pulse until the nuts are as finely ground, be careful not to grind them to paste.
  3. Separate the eggs and weigh 80g of egg white.
  4. To make the brown butter. Add 60g of unsalted butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for minutes until the milk solids have sunk to the bottom and have begun to turn light brown. Once the color begins to turn an amber color, remove it from heat.
  5. Pour the brown butter through a strainer, and weight 42g of butter, set aside, and keep warm.
  6. In a large bowl, sift the powdered sugar, then sift the flour, almond flour, and baking powder.
  7. Add grind walnut with all dry ingredients, mix well.
  8. Add honey and egg white, whisk until combined.
  9. Pour the very warm brown butter, whisk together until the butter is incorporated and the batter is smooth
  10. Pour the batter into the pans, filling them about 2/3.
  11. Preheat the oven to 200°C,bake for 13-14 minutes or until the tops and the edges are golden brown.
  12. Once baked, cool the financiers for minutes, and then turn them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
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1 comment

JY June 29, 2021 - 02

Hi Cassandre, I really like ur posts and would like to ask you on tips for the Panasonic Cubie.
I have used an oven thermometer and noticed they dont match with the Cubie.
Eg. I preheat it to 150degC, then when it beeps when ready, my oven themometer only shows about 100degC.

Hence i would like to ask how u control this variable when baking, especially with heat sensitive items like Macaron.
I have not sure if i have issues with bread even when the oven thermometer shows less than 200degC, even when i set to 230degC. Hence i would prolong the baking time to about 5mins more.

Hope to hear from you.
Thank you so much~ =)


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