• Brown Butter Financiers

    7 days ago - By David Lebovitz

    One my favorites, of all French pastries, is the financier. Enriched with nuts, and moistened with butter, almost every bakery you go into has them. They come in different sizes, shapes, and even flavors; almond is the most popular, but you'll sometimes come across financiers made with ground hazelnuts or pistachios. I like them all. There are a few theories how this mini- gâteau got its curious name.
    One is that, traditionally, they're baked in small, rectangular molds. Once baked and unmolded, the little cakes resemble bars of gold. Another is that even adults in France are known to...
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