My Friend the Friand

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“The friand is a small, moist, dense, rich almondy cake. It is truly awesome. I can never stop at just one. I like to eat it fresh out of the oven, with a tablespoon of fresh cream. Wonderful. If you feel like a treat, add some fresh strawberries with the cream :). From Simple Food by Jill Dupleix”
10 small cakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Melt butter and allow it to cool.
  3. Use 1 tablespoon to coat 10 muffin tin moulds or individual oval baking moulds measuring 5 x 10 cm.
  4. Sift icing sugar and flour into bowl, mix in the ground almonds.
  5. Lightly beat egg whites with a fork, fold them into dry ingredients.
  6. Add cooled, melted butter and orange rind, mix well.
  7. Three quarters fill each mould with mixture and bake on the middle shelf of oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Turn tray around, and bake for another 5- 10 minutes, till tops are golden, and springy to the touch.
  9. Leave in the tins for 5 minutes, then gently unmould onto a wire tray and leave to cool.
  10. Dust the friands with icing sugar to serve.

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