Sometimes you just need a quick emergency batch of mini sponge cakes. These little cakes are the easiest thing to throw together for a quick dessert or breakfast. They are fluffy and full of moisture, and allow for endless variations.
Financiers are small French almond cakes with a crispy outside and a soft inside. Traditionally made in a little rectangular mould, the name is said to come from the fact that they resemble small bars of gold.