Along with macarons, friands are a great recipe that requires almond meal and egg whites as the main ingredients. Today I decided to use up some more of the half a kilo of almond meal I bought to make the macarons at the weekend.
A few years ago, pre children, I went on a health kick and friands provided the "something sweet" part of this eating plan. Trish from A Dream House for Trish, was my wonderful personal trainer, so she will have a little chuckle when she reads about these I am sure :) Unfortunately, the healthy eating plan doesn't really exist so much for me now!!
I searched the internet for a recipe and came across this one for Raspberry Friands. I am wondering now why I don't bake these more often as they are so simple to make, taste delicious and even freeze really well.
Now onto the recipe.
175g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup almond meal, sifted
6 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/2 cup plain flour, sifted
1 cup frozen raspberries
1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease friand pan.
2. Place all the ingredients (except raspberries) into a large bowl and stir until just combined.
3. Spoon mixture into pan, the holes should be just over half full. Top with 3 raspberries.
4. Bake for about 25minutes until golden brown. Allow to stand in pan for about 5 minutes then turn onto wire rack to cool.
I now have 6 egg yolks leftover, so custard will be on the menu tonight served with a warm friand. Yummy :)
Mrs KT :)