Financiers by Monsieur CHATTÉ :
The little rectangular almond cakes known as financiers are sold in many of the best pastry shops in Paris. Perfect financiers are about as addictive as chocolate. The finest have a firm, crusty exterior and a moist, almondy interior. Next to the madeleine, the financier is probably the most popular little French cake. Thus a common street food for morning or afternoon snacking. Hence the cake’s name probably comes from the fact that a financier resembles a solid gold brick.