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!
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- 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
Place paper liners into 12 hole friand tin and set aside.
Preheat oven to 200ºC.
Place sugar, almonds and plain flour into Thermo bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 10. Set aside.
Place egg whites, vanilla bean paste and almond essence into Thermo bowl and mix 30 sec/speed 4.
Add milled almond mixture. Add melted butter through hole in lid, a little at a time 12 sec/Interval.
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.
Serve fresh with or without whipped cream.