Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nectarine Friands

During my thrifty uni days, buying a friand for my afternoon tea has to be a special treat. Ironically, now that I know that friands are so easily made, I hardly buy them from cafes anymore.

This basic friand recipe originated from Donna Hay and was baked and posted by Daily Delicious. These soft, moist almond-flavoured cakes made with fresh nectarine are so easy to make and so good to eat.


Here's the recipe from Daily Delicious (with my modification in blue)

Make 12

3 egg whites
1 cup (110g) almond meal (ground almonds)
½ cup (75g) icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted
¼ cup (40g) self-raising flour
50g butter, melted (I replace this with Alfa one spread)
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind (I didn't use this)
1 large nectarine, halved and thinly sliced

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place egg whites, almond meal, sugar, flour, butter and lemon rind in a bowl and mix to combine.
Spoon the mixture into 12 lightly greased ¼ cup (60ml) capacity patty tins and top with a slice of nectarine. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden.

Happy Baking

32 comments:

  1. I like the almond-flavored aspect. Lovely !

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  2. These look delicious and so easy. Yum! This recipe will be on my to make list for sure. I imagine you could also use peaches .

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  3. Wow, those are beautiful! I love nectarines.

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  4. it look really soft and fluffy! something new to me too ;D

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  5. I've never had a friand, but they look like muffins, and they look delicious! I love nectarines too:)

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  6. I've never tried friands before. Looks like our little kuih bahulu. :) These looks so moist and good. Do we need special pans for this?

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  7. Zoe, I like the way you decorate the friands with nectarine, lovely colour!

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  8. Oh wow..this is so unique, pretty and interesting! Love your photos and it looks really tasty Zoe!

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  9. These look delicious, my favorite snack or dessert usually has fruit in it! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

    ~Mary

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  10. This is so healthy...just egg whites. Lovely friand with nectarine slices. Have added to my to do list :) My list is getting longer now :p Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  11. never had a friand, but sounds so easy to make them :)

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  12. These look very moist delicious. Great with cup of tea or coffee. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  13. ooo nectarines! i haven't had one in a while. i tried making friands using a recipe from a woman's weekly magazine and it didn't taste that great. i hope this tastes better :)

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  14. look at that texture, i believe that this is really moist and soft and a flavourful almond based cake

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  15. I love friands, so soft and delicious.

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  16. you make the two ingredients married each other and live in harmony hehe looks delicious zoe :)

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  17. Look awesome and delicious!! gloria

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  18. I've never heard of friands but they look delicious. I will be trying these!
    ceecee

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  19. Mmm, I am sure I would love the almond flavor in these cakes!

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  20. Omg, those friands are simply amazing,delicious.

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  21. I've never seen this kind of treat before! How cute though--very nice presentation :)

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  22. These look delicious! And the photos are so pretty!

    film-food.blogspot.com

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  23. I love friands in general - their texture is fantastic - and these look particularly inviting with that pretty bit of nectarine. Great recipe!

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  24. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.

    Kitchen flavours: I used the traditional patty tin to make these but you don't need a special cake tin to make these. Normal muffin tin works well too.

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  26. Hi Zoe,
    Looks lovely. I happened to have the moulds which I've been keeping for ages but almond meals is so expensive here.

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