Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friands my friends

Friands..... For a long time, I was mistaken in thinking that they were just a differently shaped cupcake.
I finally tried them this year, and became hooked.

After eating bought ones for a while, last week I tried to make them.

I made chocolate and lemon ones and since I don't have a friand mold so I just used the firm cupcake cases that don't require a cupcake pan to bake them in.

They came out really great. I used whole eggs although the recipe called for egg whites only. I simply couldn't be bothered trying to find something to do with the egg yolks.

Today I tried converting the recipe to dairy and gluten free.

They are so easy to make, and so delicious!!!

Here is the original recipe.

Below is my converted recipe

Super Easy Chocolate Friands

180g coconut oil (can use butter, NOT copha)
40g gluten free plain flour (regular flour works too)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
150g coconut sugar
100g almond meal (ground almonds)
3 large eggs lightly beaten


  1. Preheat fan forced oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Melt coconut oil and set aside
  3. Sift cocoa into a bowl, then add gluten free flour, almond meal and sugar. 
  4. Mix thoroughly
  5. Add eggs and coconut oil, and mix with a fork until combined.
  6. Put mix in cupcake cases and bake in the oven.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool and enjoy!!

These can be eaten uniced, with a sprinkle of icing sugar, or with the icing I made below. I don't have an exact recipe because it was simply a fluke that I threw together.

200gms white chocolate
75gms thickened cream
Melt the above in a sauce pan on very low heat, add 2 tablespoons of sifted cocoa (more if you want a darker chocolate). Allow to cool, beat lightly with a fork and pipe on cool friands.

Absolutely delicious!!!


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