The "Friand" is a small, moist cake made with almond meal and flour. It is of French origin and may be related to the Parisian "financier" cake. Through the years the Friand has become a popular treat in the Australian cafe scene. While delicate and delicious alone, the Friand can also be flavored with your choice of fruits. for example: blueberries, raspberries, lemon or orange. This particular recipe gives has a tropical touch with fresh mango and desiccated coconut.