Easter Recipes Perfect for a Picnic

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Although you can make yours in a mini muffin tin, financiers are usually shaped like gold bars. The sponge cake-like pastry originated in the financial districts of France in the late 1800s. They were created as a portable snack for the titans of business, so they don't crumble easily. They're also more forgiving than madeleines and versatile to boot. This is a basic recipe that you can build upon once you have the foundation. Financiers use almond flour and browned butter with vanilla bean for its flavor and moist, light texture.

Created in the late 1800s by a bakery near the Paris Bourse, the city’s financial hub, financiers were named and made for the wealthy bankers who frequented the shop.... Read More