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    My Friend the Friand

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    33 mins

    15 mins

    18 mins

    KitchenManiac's Note:

    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

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 02, 2003


      Bless you , KitchenManiac! I was introduced to friand at the Le Panier French Bakery at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. I've been searching unsuccessfully for a recipe ever since. These wonderful little dense cakes are superb, and just like the ones from the bakery! For those of you in American kitchens, I baked these at 375 F in my convection oven. My tins are clearly smaller- I used a shallow jam tart pan and miniature muffin tins. Both took about a tablespoon of batter per well and baked in about 10 minutes total.

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    • on March 06, 2013


      I was not sure what to expect, but these were AWESOME! Like marzipan muffins,

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    • on November 26, 2007


      Yum! I couldn't believe how easy and scrumptious this recipe was. I have everyone asking me for the recipe! I used those flexible silicone muffin moulds, and made sure I let them sit for 5 minutes before taking out.

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    Nutritional Facts for My Friend the Friand

    Serving Size: 1 (861 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 311.4
    Calories from Fat 186
    Total Fat 20.7 g
    Saturated Fat 9.6 g
    Cholesterol 38.4 mg
    Sodium 130.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 20.3 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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