Blueberry & lemon friands

Blueberry & lemon friands

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(21 ratings)

Ready in 40 minutes

Easy

Serves 6
Once you've tasted these light-as-air cakes, you will be hooked

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition:

  • kcal316
  • fat22g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.09g
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Ingredients

  • 100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 125g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 25g plain flour
  • 85g ground almond
  • 3 medium egg white
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, grated rind only
  • 85g blueberry
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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Generously butter six non-stick friand or muffin tins. Melt the butter and set aside to cool.

  2. Sift the icing sugar and flour into a bowl. Add the almonds and mix everything between your fingers.

  3. Whisk the egg whites in another bowl until they form a light, floppy foam. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, tip in the egg whites and lemon rind, then lightly stir in the butter to form a soft batter.

  4. Divide the batter among the tins, a large serving spoon is perfect for this job. Sprinkle a handful of blueberries over each cake and bake for 15-20 minutes until just firm to the touch and golden brown.

  5. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then turn out and cool on a wire rack. To serve, dust lightly with icing sugar.

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Foodie925
17th Jun, 2014
5.05
Excellent easy recipe and the results are delicious. I melted the butter and used that to grease the tin and then put the rest of the butter in the recipe as instructed. This worked really well because they came out of the tin after cooking absolutely no problem. Lovely served with a splash of cream or natural yoghurt. Will definitely make them again.
anniejackson
11th Jun, 2013
5.05
Delicious! Found a silicon friand tin on eBay and this was the first attempt. Might bake a batch for the freezer to take on picnics. 5 stars from me
jessicacroese
25th Apr, 2013
5.05
I found these light, airy and delicious! I only used 50g butter (that was all I had left in the fridge), and only had XL eggs, but they were perfect! I also added a dash of vanilla. Yum!
deb2407
12th Feb, 2012
4.05
This is one of the nices cakes i have ever made, it is absolutely delicious and so light it melts in the mouth, and mine looks exactly like the one in the picture. I followed the recipe to the t, the only change i needed to make is an extra 10 minutes cooking time as they weren't done in the middle after the suggested 20 mins... yum, yum I can't wait to make more
browneyedgal
30th Jan, 2011
I love friands and this recipe has also become one of my favourites to make. very easy and deeeelish to boot! I vary the fruit to use and with raspberries, i just omit the lemon.
eilidhrobertson
3rd Sep, 2010
5.05
I've made these twice and have turned out perfectly both times. I've used the left over egg yolks to make lemon curd and lemon curd ice cream.
alexparker6
28th May, 2010
4.05
These were delicious. I made them twice, one I missed out the bitter by mistake and once I remembered it...they were much better without the butter!
justjaki
8th Aug, 2009
5.05
P.S. Sorry forgot to say that I used muffin papers in tins as I don't have friand tins also that they were HUGE!!!
justjaki
8th Aug, 2009
5.05
I made these yesterday and they were light, airy & delicious! My husband, who is the cake king, said they were better than muffins, fantastic!! I made them exactly to the recipe but they did need 5 minutes extra cooking in my oven, YUMMY!!!
gervais
4th Jul, 2009
5.05
This recipe was my first introduction to friands which here in Australia are 'worshipped'. I have since, using local recipes, made them using ground hazelnuts with coffee beans, delicious and raspberies with alomds and vanilla. There are a myriad of recipes here for these little gems and I would encourage everyone to try them. The only down side is that I then go on on to make homemade ice cream with the yolks!!!

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