Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Financier. Visitandines

The financier is a cake containing ground almonds. It is sometimes labeled Visitandine in some pastries that have retained the traditional name.
Visitandine, member of Visitation Order, formally Congregation of the Visitation of Holy Mary (V.H.M.), a Roman Catholic order of nuns founded by St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal at Annecy, Fr., in 1610. The order was originally destined for charitable work, visiting and caring for the sick and poor in their homes, as well as for prayer. But, after five years of this work, the founders were obliged to accept a rule of strict enclosure, or cloistered life, which at the time was considered an indispensable adjunct of the religious life for women.

Customer Feedback..."Not I say wAn":
"The batter looks like KAYA hor...can make KAYA BALL AR!!" (Mrs Wong)