3/4 cup ( 3 1/2 ounces by weight) almond powder
2/3 cup ( 3 1/2 ounces by weight) all purpose flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
8 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
5 1/4 ounces melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except butter. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
Gradually pour in the butter while stirring. Mix well. Butter tiny molds. Spoon mixture into molds about 3/4 full.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Unmold while hot. Cool on racks.
Coconut financiers: replace almond powder with coconut flakes
Chocolate financiers: substitute 2 oz cocoa powder to 2 oz flour