At Little Next Door on 3rd Street, the tiny financiers are little works of art, a single raspberry pressed into each one like a garnet.
They’re made with only six ingredients; the trick, of course, is what you do with those six. Egg whites are warmed with sugar in a bain-marie. Butter is cooked until it’s golden and nutty. One raspberry is nestled into the chilled dough just before baking.
Staff writer Amy Scattergood recently came back with a bag of them -- well, a bag with the few that made it back to the office. “These cakes are everything I love about financiers but in miniature,” she says. “They’re dense, deeply almondy yet surprisingly light. And the raspberry is pretty stunning.”