A traditional recipe in French patisserie, the rectangular Financier as we know it today first appeared in 1890, invented by the patissier Lasne.
His bakery was very close to the Paris stock exchange and many financiers would come to his store to quickly eat a little pastry that didn’t dirty their fingers. From there came the idea of the Financier’s rectangular shape like a gold ingot…
The recipe has remained unchanged since the 19th century: butter flour, eggs, ground almonds and sugar.
A delicious treat that has been passed down through the ages !