FB Solution - Bakery Facilities Limited. Unit 2201, 22/F, Tsuen Wan Industrial Centre. 220-248 Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong


FB Solution-香港新界 荃灣德士古道220-248號荃灣工業中心22樓2201室


Bakery Facilities Food Trading (Shenzhen) Company Limited Room 2302, Cun Jin Building, No 3005, Dongmen Nan Road, Luohu district, Shenzhen


法念食品贸易(深圳)有限公司 深圳市罗湖区东门南路3005号寸金大厦2302室

Hong Kong / Macau

ZOOM ON / Product: Mini Financiers

July 5, 2019

Financier cakes, a story started next to Paris financial center

Financier is a classic small French almond cake, with a crisp exterior and moist, almondy interior. Nowadays, it comes in various flavors available in market. It is one of the popular little French cakes, common street food for morning or afternoon snacking in Paris.  You may find it in many pastry shops or home kitchen.

Financier was found in the Middle Ages in a monastery in France, it was called at this era “Visitandines”. In 1890, a Parisian pastry chef, named Lasne, had a shop located near the financial district of Paris. Most of his customers were “Financier” people (Financier is the French word designated a person working in finance) and who were looking for an easy snack and not get their fingers dirty. Lasne wanted his cake to become popular, so he transformed the Visitandines cake shape from oval to rectangle to look like a gold bullion and named it “Financier” to honor his wealthy customers.

Financier cake is made of pure fine butter, almond powder and sugar. This little French cake is light but rich in almond flavor; it is simple but it is classic. No wonder Financier mini cakes are often to be found on the afternoon tea sets.

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