Yeoman Randi wrote:
I bought a life-changing cake today.
My local deli/cafe always has little home-baked treats; brownies, madeleines, cupcakes and so on and so forth. But I'd never had a financier before today. My god, they are so awesome. They're similar to a madeleine, but a richer, crumblier texture and a much deeper flavour. What a glorious little treat.
How have I not been aware of them before now? I feel I've wasted years of my life...
i don't know what a madeleine is like. Must google. And a financier? That's a little cake or cookie?
I've yet to try "red velvet" cake. I have a feeling i'll love it. Just what i need!
Before I saw a financier made on one of those chef compeition shows, I'd always imagined them as cupcakes or something, dressed in little pinstripe suites with briefcases.
You must try the red velvet. When made well - and it almost always is - it's to die for!
Except, it always makes me think of Armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias