Friands

by Tenina Holder

For the uninitiated, these are a 'posh' muffin, and well worth every calorie! The oval shape helps the friand rise and a hot oven is essential. These are a must with fresh hot Crio Bru or coffee for brunch...enjoy!

Need

  • 280 g sugar
  • 150 g almonds
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 tsp Vanilla - Bean Paste Heilala vanilla bean paste BUY
  • 1/2 tsp almond essence
  • 120 g butter, melted
  • 300 g frozen or fresh berries of choice or glaced citrus of choice
  • Icing sugar to dredge warm friands

Do

1  

Place paper liners into 12 hole friand tin and set aside.

2  

Preheat oven to 200ºC.

3  

Place sugar, almonds and plain flour into Thermo bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 10. Set aside.

4  

Place egg whites, vanilla bean paste and almond essence into Thermo bowl and mix 30 sec/speed 4.

5  

Add milled almond mixture. Add melted butter through hole in lid, a little at a time 12 sec/Interval.

6  

Divide between prepared friand molds, top with fruit of choice and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and cooked. Leave in tin for 5 minutes before removing to cool. Dust with icing sugar whilst still warm.

More

Serve fresh with or without whipped cream.

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