Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Raspberry & coconut friands

Never heard of friands until today! But I sure am glad I gave them a go, because they taste...well, I will leave the final verdict up to you! But let me put it this way, if they weren't so amazing I wouldn't have put them up for you to try :) 

What you will need

75g plain flour
200g icing sugar
125g ground almonds
50g dessicated coconut
1 lemon rind
5 egg whites
175g unsalted butter, melted
Raspberries for decoration 

Directions to make

1) Sift the flour and icing sugar into a bowl, then stir in the ground almonds, coconut and lemon rind

2) Whisk the egg whites in a large clean bowl until frothy (there are different methods to separate egg whites from the yolk. I use the method of cracking the egg in half then continuously transferring the yolk from one half of the shell to the other, until the egg whites are separated. Also when whisking, the more you whisk the better the end result..so be patient and let the egg whites become really frothy)

3) Fold the egg whites into the dry ingredients. Then add the melted butter and stir until all evenly combined. 

4) Now it depends what you have handy at home, if you have friand tins, then welldone to you! Lightly oil these and spoon the mixture into each. However, if you do not own these fancy tins, use what you have available. I used muffin moulds, lightly oiled them, spooned in the mixture and topped with a raspberry

5) Bake in the oven on 200 degrees celcius (gas mark 6), for 15-20 minutes, or until a skewer when inserted comes out clean.

6) Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes, before turning them out of the moulds and lightly dusting each with icing sugar. Leave to cool completely before serving (although I have to admit, I had one whilst it was still hot, and it tasted amazing!)

Prior to entering the oven
After they've suffered the hot heat
Friands after light dusting of icing sugar

One yummy friand :)
Enjoy making these, and most importantly...enjoy eating them :) They really are easy and tasty! Enjoy :)


  1. That's creative and interesting idea .. Inshallah I'm gonna try it someday :D

    1. Thank you for your comment :D Do let me know how it goes when you do try it :)

  2. كيف كانت؟ :)
    طيبة؟ :))

    1. نعم الحمد لله, والطريقة سهله كتير

  3. How many does the recipe make?

    1. Between 10-12, depending how much you fill up your muffin case, if you fill it up will make 10, but if you half fill, should make 12 friands :)

  4. Made these for an event and they were delicious, and alhamdillah everyone liked them! Will definitely be making them again soon iA :)

    1. Awww Dima :) I am so glad they worked out well for your event!! Love how you adapted it too to suit you - that's what a great chef does ;)

  5. Your Friands were great. I even bought the ingredients to make it at home and also muffin tray. Unfortunately mum said we already had enough dessert that day, so I ate all the ingredients instead. Oops. The raspberries were delish though. Maybe next time.

    Anisa Tirmizi.

    1. Awwww Anisa you joker! Lool...good on you for going and getting all the stuff, its a shame you tasted them separately instead of altogether as a friand!! Lol. Hope you make them soon :)