Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries…so many delicious treats we can make with these small wonders.
Try these Raspberry Macadamia Friands, it is very quick to make. Friands came before the cupcake but after the muffin, it was in Vogue in cafes in the ’90’s. The friand originated in France and is usually made with almond or hazelnut meal (I used Macadamia meal) and egg whites. Enjoy.
Blueberry and Macadamia Friands
200gms butter, melted
2 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/2 cup plain flour, sifted
1 cup macadamia meal (ground macadamias)
150gms unsalted macadamia nuts, roasted and finely chopped
6 egg whites, lightly whisked
1 cup blueberries
pure icing sugar, to serve
Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease twelve 1/2-cup capacity friand pans or muffin holes.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer, swirling pan occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until light golden. Remove from heat. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
Sift icing sugar and flour into a large bowl. Stir in macadamia meal and roasted nuts. Make a well in the centre. Gradually add eggwhites, stirring constantly with a metal spoon until combined. Add butter and stir until well combined. Stir in berries. Three-quarters fill friand pans with mixture.
Bake friands for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar and serve.