Friday, December 2, 2011

Fig Financier

Financier is a delicious, buttery cake, a lovely Dessert with tea or coffee. History tells us they were created by pastry Chef Lasne in 1890 to feed his clients working at the Paris stock exchange. Lasne had the idea (marketing ahead of time) to change the oval shape of the original cake to evoke that of a gold bullion and so the financier was born!

 6 portions


187g / 6.5 Oz butter
187g / 6.5 Oz egg white
63g/2.25 Oz flour
125g/ 4.5 Oz almond powder
212g/ 14 Oz icing sugar
2 boxes or 1/2 pound Figs
The juice of 1 lemon


  • Put the butter in a sauce pan and let it melt till it turns brown.
  • Meanwhile mix all the ingredients together in a bowl (the flour, the almond powder, the icing sugar and the egg white ).
  • When the butter is brown let it cool down, then add it in the bowl. 
  • Fill the batter into your molds such as financier or muffin molds. Add 3 fig quarters on top of each cake.
  • Cook in molds at 190°C/350 F for 15 minutes.   
  • In a bowl blend the figs left with lemon juice and caster sugar to make the coulis.   

 Tips: You can also make with other fruits you like.

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