Lemon Friands

Mouthful mini cakes (Friands), with the intense flavor and aroma of lemon and the subtle and gentle aftertaste of ground almonds.
There are not muffins, since they have different ingredients, and that determines the flavor characteristics and their name.
In a compact and easily consumable size, not to exaggerate in our culinary adventures.
Do not hesitate to try them. You will definitely enjoy something special and the kids will enjoy them!
work: 00h:10′ time: 00h:45′ very easy: 1/5
Lemon Friands
In Australia and New Zealand, Friands are in cafes everywhere. They are similar to muffins in that they are composed of a bottom, or "stump," and a rounded top. A birds-eye view of a friand reveals an oval, rather than circular, shape.
Friands are typically made from ground almonds, butter, sugar, egg whites and flour. They usually have a special flavor such as blueberries, figs, apricots, chocolate or citrus. They taste and feel similar to madelines, which take their place in American cafes. Friands, which originally come from French cuisine, are also known as Financier.

Ingredients (12 pieces)

  • 60 gr/ 2 oz flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200 gr/ 7 oz icing sugar
  • 120 gr/ 4½ oz ground almonds
  • 40 gr/ 1½ oz unsalted pistachios light broken
  • grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 150 gr/ 5½ oz butter, melted
  • 5 egg whites
In a medium bowl, sift the icing sugar, flour and baking powder.
In another bowl, separate the whites from the yolks.
In the bowl mix the flour, add the almonds and crushed pistachios.
Continue adding the lemon zest.
Melt the butter and put it into the mixture.
Beat the egg whites lightly with a fork, just to lather and add them to the mix.
Stir gently until completely combined.
Fill each friand hole ¾ full.
Bake at 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas Mark 4, for 30΄ - 35΄.
Remove from the oven and leave on a rack to cool completely, then turn out and dust with some icing sugar.
Lemon Friands We can use the cases of muffins, after being buttered and sprinkle lightly with flour.
If you have silicon forms for baking, use them. It is easier to use. Lemon Friands