So Dunkable Raspberry Financiers

March 3, 2015 1:27 PM

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So Dunkable Raspberry Financiers

THE SPIRULINA POWER SMOOTHIE wasn’t always the treat of choice for bankers on the go looking for a quick energy hit. A century ago, they would head to a little bakery around the corner from the Paris stock exchange to buy small buttery almond cakes instead.

Golden, flattish and rectangular, the confections bore something of a resemblance to gold bars. Their looks, combined with the wealth of the local clientele, quickly led to them being nicknamed financiers. Today, these sweet little cakes belong to the classic French baking repertory, alongside the e...

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