Orange Pistachio Friands, made with ground pistachios with a big hit of orange, as well as more pistachios on top are a great variation to almond friands.
Friands are soft and moist almond cakes, flavoured with lemon and sultanas. Quick and easy, they can be made in a special pan or in a muffin pan.
I recently bought a large bag of Callebaut Gold which are white chocolate chips which are made with caramelised milk added. This makes the chips taste of a lovely smooth caramel as well and the rich white chocolate. So today I decided that I would make my favourite friands, which are orange flavoured, and drop […]
Friands are a favourite of mine, since I discovered them last year sometime. Usually made with ground almonds as the main base they are a delicious cake which is very popular in Australia and New Zealand in particular. For the ones I made today I varied the recipe, using hazelnuts and almonds, to give a […]
Having made friands a couple of times recently, and enjoyed them very much I thought I would try a different flavour. I decided upon orange, and guessed that the zest of three oranges would be enough to give a good flavour. Friands are very easy to make, and taste so good , being moist and […]
Having recently discovered friands and made some with lemons and blueberries, which were very well received, I decided to try a variation on the recipe to include chocolate. Thus I came u p with Chocolate and Raspberry Friands. Heavy on almonds, these lovely cakes taste great, with the chocolate flavour and the hit of sharpness […]
Friands are a lovely light cake, originally of French origin I believe, which is now very popular in Australia and New Zealand. Usually they are made in a special pan, with oval cups that have straight sides, but they can equally well be made in a muffin pan. Similar to financiers which I often make, […]