Super Easy Almond Friand

Super Easy Almond Friand

Tiny Friand cakes may be small but are packed with flavor and with endless variations. Perfect for teatime, or any time they are super-easy to make.
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  • Serves: 18 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift flour into a large bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Add caster sugar and ground almonds and stir well.
  4. Step 4

    In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy and light—but not firm peaks (you are not making meringues).
  5. Step 5

    Add egg whites to dry ingredients, add butter, and gently stir everything together until you have thick batter.
  6. Step 6

    Place 6 small, lightly greased loaf tins (they should hold about half a cup of liquid) onto a baking sheet. Using a dessert spoon, fill 3/4 full with batter. Clean up any spillages or batter on the cake tin rim or sides.
  7. Step 7

    Cook in center of oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until risen and golden brown; when center is pierced with a toothpick, it should come out clean.
  8. Step 8

    Leave cakes in tins for 5 minutes, then remove and leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.
  9. Step 9

    Once cooled, dust with icing sugar, if using.