Thierry Marx Small Financiers

On dine chez Nanou

These little cakes are insane! You have to try these! Not only are they good for you but they are incredibly delicious. The title may seem a bit strange but the taste is outstanding. Try this Thierry Marx Small Financiers recipe today! You are your guests will love them! They are packed with flavor! They also make for the perfect finger foods if you are having guests over or serving a larger number of people.


  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 110 grams butter
  • 4 egg whites
  • 180 grams powdered sugar
  • 155 grams almond (powder)
  • 18 grams corn starch
  • 40 grams honey (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape it with a knife to get the seeds. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter and cook until it takes on a light hazelnut color. Set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, whisk the egg whites, sugar, and ground almonds.
  5. Place the mixture in a double boiler and heat gently until mixture reaches 36 degrees Celsius. Add honey, corn starch, melted butter, and vanilla seeds.
  6. Mix gently.
  7. Pour this mixture into flexible financier molds and bake for 7-8 minutes.
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