If you visit a patisserie in France, you will probably see Financiers, which are little rectangular tea cakes. They are similar to Madeleines in that you typically eat them at similar times during the day (with tea or coffee, as a snack or a sweet treat,) but they have an almond taste that Madeleines don’t have. Raspberry financiers are totally delicious, and very easy to make!
You will notice on the picture of my financiers that they are round, and not rectangular as typical in France. That’s because I could not find a financier pan in my local stores, so I had to settle for a muffin pan! (I later found out you can buy a financier pan on Amazon.) But, not too worry, despite being round, my financiers taste exactly the same as in France!
I am using a recipe by Jean-François Mallet (Simplissime Desserts).
Financiers are great if you are having guests over. They are also a wonderful everyday treat for kids and adults alike!