|Financiers Pistache, Paris 2007|
A decade ago when I started sampling French patisseries, I was hard-pressed to find recipes for some of my favorites, and I did not have a vast supply of French cookbooks I have since acquired. I've updated this post from 2007 to include recipes:
Buying our first baguette on our last trip to Paris, I spied a tray of pistachio financiers and felt my willpower melt away. I have always loved the color and flavor of pistachios. I bought two of them and carried them back to our cozy apartment.
We loved their intense color and flavor.
And thus began my pistachio obsession which hit its peak in Paris. I liked asking for them. Fee-non-see-ay pee-stash may not roll trippingly off the tongue, but it is fun to say. I only wish I had taken more photos of them.
Here are several recipes, published a few years after I wrote this post:
Why not make a rich financier pistache part of your Mardi Gras celebration?