Elaine VitikainenHelsinki, FI
I cook. I draw. I travel.
Recipes By Elaine Vitikainen
This is a cake to celebrate the Mikael Agricola Day every 9th of April. Mikael Agricola is the Father of the Finnish written language. He wrote the first Finnish book in 1543. Before that, there was no written Finnish language. This recipe is an 80 centimetres wide illustration.
These light, moist small French cakes called Financier are just excellent. Traditionally, these cakes were baked using a rectangular pan which was shaped like a bar of gold and so it was called Financier. But it was also said that its name came from being popular in the financial district of Paris.
I created this recipe during a work assignment in the province of Cambodia some years ago. During that time, butter was a rare treat and so I had to substitute it with vegetable oil. But all the same, these are delicious. All I need is a quick 10 minutes preparation!