Ultimate Financiers

Ultimate Financiers

I am very proud of this recipe. Just after baking, the outside is crispy and the inside is moist. By significantly reducing amount of butter, I make light financiers. They are very popular.

Ingredients: 12 of 9.5 x 5 cm moulds

Plain flour
50 g
Ground almond
60 g
Baking powder
1 teaspoon
Egg whites
120 g
Unsalted butter
70 g
Unsalted butter (for the moulds)
As needed
Strong bread flour (for the moulds)
As needed


1. Leave the egg whites at room temperature. Mix the dry ingredients and sift together.
2. Put the egg whites in a bowl and beat lightly. Add the sugar and without whisking, stir the mixture over a bain-marie until the sugar dissolves.
3. Add the dry ingredients to Step 2 in one go and stir with a plastic spatula until the dry ingredients are completely combined.
4. Put the unsalted butter in a small pan and heat over low until browned. Remove from the heat and continue to heat until nicely browned with care.
5. Add the browned butter little by little to Step 3 and stir.
6. Stir the mixture by folding in until the browned butter is completely combined. Cover with cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
7. Grease the moulds with unsalted butter (not listed) and sprinkle over the strong bread flour with a sieve. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
8. Pour the batter into the moulds to fill up to 80%. Arrange the moulds leaving gaps, between on a baking sheet.
9. Bake in the oven heated to 180°C for 15 minutes.
10. Remove the financiers from the moulds and they're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since I was in elementary school, I have made financiers. I reached this recipe after trying various amounts of ingredients.