“If you love strawberry and pistachio, raise your hands!” Great! I saw a lot of hands including mine (both hands raised). I know it’s probably not the season for strawberries yet supermarkets always tend to import their supplies from elsewhere. So, strawberries that I used are not English strawberries.
So, it looks like strawberry and pistachio are good friends. They get on really well, both the look and taste. If you love this, stick around, I’ve got something really nice to share. Well, I can’t hide what they are as you have already seen how they look like when you read this text. Yes, they all got beautiful name – Financiers. These little cute ones are light tea cake, quite similar to sponge cake. They are usually baked in little shaped molds.
I gathered the word ‘financier’ is said to be derived from the traditional rectangular mold, which resembles a bar of gold. Another theory says that the cake became popular in the financial district of Paris surrounding La Bourse du Commerce (the former name of the Paris stock exchange).
Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, strawberry and pistachio financiers could be a surprise a gift to your loved ones. They look nice and taste amazing! I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! Bonne Saint-Valentin!