Tuesday, January 14, 2014


My neighbour Rowanne makes these lovely Friands
hers are on the white place
mine are in the pan

My friend Ellen asked me for the recipe and I told her
it was on my blog, then suddenly remembered
I didn't put it up so I am hastily loading it up
hoping she will not go into my blog before I have it up
hee hee

Preheat oven to 180° C

185g melted butter
1 cup (125g) almond meal
6 egg whites
1 1/2 cup (240g)icing sugar
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
35 g fresh raspberries or frozen
35 g fresh blueberries or frozen
(I actually put in 50g each of the fruits)

Mix everything together except fruit with a wooden spoon
Spoon mixture into oiled friand pans filling each
section half full
This recipe will make 12 friands
Divide fruit evenly and poke into mixture

WARNING: if you mix the fruit into the mixture
then you will get a pink mixture, that is why you
put the fruit in last

Bake in moderate oven 180° C for 25 minutes or until cooked
Remove from oven and let cool in pan

Variations: 2 tbsp poppy seeds and grated rind of 2 lemons
orange or mandarins can be added to the dry ingredients
If using citrus in the mixture, a glaze of melted marmalade
can be brushed on the cooked friands whilst they are

(never let the husband mind the oven, he took the friands out
and didn't see that it wasnt cooked so I had half cooked friands)

Chocolate/Coffee Friands
(I forgot to take a photo of them...sorry)

250g Icing Sugar
100g plain flour
125g ground almonds
180g melted and cooled butter
6 egg whites
100g dark chocolates finely chopped
2 tbsp instan coffee dissolved in hot water

Preheat oven to 180° C

In a medium bowl combine, sugar, flour, almonds, butter and egg whites
Mix well until all ingredients are combined

Pour dissolved coffee into mixture and mix well

Oil friand pan and spoon mixture in and top with chopped chocolate

Bake for 20 mins or until cooked
Remove from oven and let cool in pan