Tuesday, 16 September 2008
If you like muffins and cake, you will love friands. The texture is quite heavy because you are using almond meal and it is quite rich. Lovely with a cup of coffee and tea for afternoon tea or served with a coulis for dessert. Here’s the recipe.
½ cup (75g) plain flour
1½ cups (240g) icing sugar, sifted
1 cup (125g) almond meal
6 egg whites, beaten lightly
150g melted butter, cooled
150g fresh or frozen raspberries
Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Lightly grease 12 friand moulds.
Sift the flour and icing sugar into large mixing bowl. Stir in almond meal, egg whites and melted butter.
Divide mixture among prepared pans (approx ¼ cup mixture into each one). Top each one with 4-5 raspberries.
Bake in preheated oven 25 minutes until cooked through and golden brown (when a skewer is inserted into the centre, it should come out clean).