Friands, from the French meaning "dainty" or "tasty", are quaint little cakes made from nutmeal, usually almond meal. They have a dense yet moist texture and are the perfect size to have with coffee. They are usually baked in oval-shaped friand moulds, but medium-sized muffin moulds are fine as a substitute. Friands will keep 3 days (if they last that long!) in an air-tight tin, or alternatively can be frozen. The uncooked mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days as well.