raspberry + almond friands

Updated: Mar 10

i find straight forward baking the best kind, directions like ''combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients'' really do it for me. you'll see once you give these delicious little morsels a go they'll soon become the easiest treat in your repertoire that you'll be making again and again

i love topping mine with fresh raspberries and flaked almonds but the base recipe itself can be paired with an array of different toppings, try blueberries, coconut flakes or sliced stone fruit if you can't get your hands on raspberries

makes 12 friands

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 20 minutes


1 1/2 cups almond meal

1 cup plain flour

1 1/4 cups icing sugar, extra for dusting

5 egg whites

150g butter, melted

zest of 1 lemon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 punnet raspberries


preheat oven to 180 degrees

in a mixing bowl sift the flour, icing sugar and stir through the almond meal

in a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, you can either do this by hand with a whisk or in a mixer

pour the egg whites into the dry ingredients and stir gently to combine, you don't want to beat out all the air you've created in the egg whites

stir through the melted butter, vanilla extract and lemon rind

pour the mixture into a greased friand tray and bake for 20 minutes

dust with icing sugar