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:
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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