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Friands


I had no idea how easy they were (well that is if you remember to put all the ingredients in!!).

Recently I went to see my Dad as he was recovering from an Operation. While there I noticed a friand tin in the cupboards. My mother had thought it was a muffin tin. So she handed it over on the promise of Friands when they next visit.

I finally plucked the courage to make them. I had put it off as the ingredients are not cheap. The first batch I was too busy and after they came out of the oven and looked right etc, but did not taste as delicious as I thought they should, I found the melted butter in the microwave!!!

So second attempt  - much more successful. A total hit in our house. Everyone had two and wanted more.

I went through heaps of recipes that are on the internet and in the end this was what I did:

Friand
160g butter - melt in microwave

into bowl sift
1 3/4 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup flour

add in 1 cup Almond meal and stir well.

Fork beat 6 eggwhites until just fluffy and add 1 teaspoon vanilla paste.

use a pastry brush and the melted butter to grease the friand tin (or use a muffin tin or silicon), then use a little flour to dust the tins. I used a friand tin and a tupperware silicon muffin tin and greased and floured them both.

Add all the remaining butter into the mixture and stir well. It will be the consistency of a thick batter. Half fill 12 tins. If the mixture has not all been used then put more into each container. Do not make more than 12.

Bake 180 20-23minutes.
cool in tin for 5 minutes after taking them out of the oven.

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Comments

  1. Good Morning to you, I have never heard of a Friand, so I will be looking up their history after I leave this comment. I love the bottom of the baked Friand.... the raised based is so unusual. I will certainly be trying your recipe.... not in a Friand tin as I do not own one, but I will use my muffin tin.
    Oh by the way, congratulations of the rugby.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  2. Yum, I love friands. I sometimes pop a fresh raspberry in the middle of each one but they are so delcious just as a sweet treat with a coffee.

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  3. Oooo love Friands! Will have to give this a go, thanks for sharing Karen!

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