The financier is a well-known small cake in France. One says that it has been created in the XVII e century in Nancy where sisters from the Visitandine Order backed small cakes with eggs whites and almonds. The exact reason are kind of uncertain either were the financiers baked to compensate the interdiction of eating meat, or they did not want to lose the eggs which yolks were used to prepare paint. The recipe get lost for some years but a the end of the XIXe Century a Pastry from Paris Lasne get it back to life. As it was set up next to the Paris Stock exchange, he decides to give a form of a gold bar.