Financiers – Chocolate
Named for the Parisian business men who favored this simple gouter, the petite almond flour cookies known as financier were originally shaped to resemble rectangular bars of gold. Legend has it that the pastries were invented by a baker whose shop was on the Rue St.-Denis, near the Bourse, the financial district in Paris. Colson Patisserie’s take on the classic confection is a small, round cookie with a generous foundation of chocolate ganache at its base. The almond flour creates a cloud-like cake that is slightly caramelized around the the edges with sugar, and melds beautifully with the dark chocolate on bottom.