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.
I was not sure what to expect, but these were AWESOME! Like marzipan muffins,
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.
I too tasted these at a cafe and thought they were absolutely fantastic. This recipie is very close to the real thing...if I try again I'll try just a little butter. Fantastic recipie Thanks