1½ cups (240g) icing mixture, sifted
½ cup (75g) plain flour, sifted
185g butter, melted
6 egg whites
1 cup (125g) almond meal
100g fresh/frozen strawberries (or any other berries)
2 tbsp desiccated coconut (optional)
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Adjust the oven rack to the middle position so that the friands brown evenly.
- Grease 10 friand pan holes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites lightly until foamy which takes about half a minute.
- Add the melted butter, almond meal, icing sugar, desiccated coconut and flour. Whisk until just combined.
Divide mixture among the friand pan holes, then push a strawberry into the centre of each friand. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until browned and cooked when tested. Remove friands from the oven and allow to stand in the pan for 5 minutes. Run a small rubber spatula around the outside of each friand to loosen before turning them onto a wire rack to cool.
Tip: Choc-chips, almond flakes and other dried fruits can be added into plain friands