Perfect Classic Financier recipe

Detailed steps on brown butter included

by Hanbit Cho
Perfect Classic Financier recipe

Classic Financier is on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

They are actually quite different from madeleine as they require brown butter and egg whites (only egg whites). They are actually very similar to madeleines in terms of the steps so the only thing you need to focus on is to make good brown butter.

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Perfect Classic Financier recipe
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Classic Financier

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 6 financiers Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


A detailed video recipe on how to make BROWN BUTTER

  • Brown butter: 67g
  • Egg white 82g
  • Sugar 52g
  • Vanilla Powder 0.7g
  • Honey 15g (helps keep the financier moist)
  • Almond Powder 42g
  • Cake Flour 33g
  • Baking Powder (optional) 0.5g


  1. Watch the video for instructions on the brown butter.
  2. Add egg white, sugar, vanilla powder, and honey into a bowl and whisk.
  3. Once the mixture looks well mixed, sift in the almond powder/cake flour/baking powder
  4. Add brown butter of 40~50°C and mix well.
  5. Bake at 180°C for 9~10mins (Pre-heat to 200°C)


All ingredients need to be at room temp (20°C) apart from the melted brown butter.

Baking powder will give you a more puffed-up and slightly lighter financier. The overall taste will be pretty much similar.

Vanilla powder:

You can make vanilla powder by drying out used vanilla beans and grinding them into powder. I will upload another video separately that covers this. If you don't have vanilla powder, you can scrape vanilla seeds and use them (if using vanilla seeds, then reduce the quantity to half)

Decorate them whichever way you wish! I used small cute pipettes (maple syrup inside)

How to store:

Store in an air-tight container and store at room temp up to 4~5 days.


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