Monday, January 3, 2011

Blueberry Friands | 16 comments:


I bought a  Friand  mould baking pan @ the Boxing Day sale and couldn't wait to try out making these .... Blueberry Friands.  A friand is a small moist cake made with almond meal and flour which originated from France.  I made these from a recipe adapted from  Exclusivelyfood.com.au  and the verdict .... not too sweet but moist and soft friands, tasted somewhat like muffins and all finished within 30 mins.!













These taste best when eaten warm, but you can store them in an air-tight container  for a few days and reheat when you want to enjoy them (i.e if you have any leftover) ..... believe me they're really delicious!

Ingredients    (Makes  9  Friands)
  • 100 gm butter, melted
  • 4 egg whites
  • 45 gm plain flour
  • 140 gm icing sugar  (I used only 120 gm)
  • 85 gm almond meal/ground almonds
  • 40 gm fresh blueberries
  • Icing sugar for dusting  (I omitted this)
Method
  1. Melt the butter and set aside.
  2. Beat the egg whites till  frothy  only.
  3. Sift the flour, icing sugar and almond meal onto the egg whites.
  4. Stir till well combined.
  5. Mix in melted butter.
  6. Scoop 1/2 batter into the lightly greased and flour dusted mould, add in about 3 to 5 blueberries, cover with more batter till 3/4 full.
  7. Bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 20 to 25 mins., till golden brown.  Test with skewer till it comes out clean.
  8. Serve warm.  Dust with icing sugar if desired.

16 comments:

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  1. these looks good! prefect for the bunch of blueberries sitting inside my fridge! thanks for sharing cheah!

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  2. Cheah, this is beautiful and looks very delicious. I don't have a Friand pan but will definitely going to get one.

    Happy New Year
    Ann

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  3. j3ss kitch3n
    Yes, do try it, it's nice and so easy to make.

    Anncoo
    Yup, comes in handy and I like the oblong shape.

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  4. Welcome back, Cheah! Your friands look very moist indeed. What is the most fun part was....another recipe to use up our egg white! :o)
    Have a great day!
    Cheers, Kristy

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  5. Your friands look beautiful cheah. Well risen and so pretty. im sure it's yummy too. I should go get a friand pan and try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing

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  6. hi cheah, i just had a very light lunch and it would be better if i can just have this now together with my favourite tea.

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  7. Ooops, typing error. Should be oval shape!

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  8. Nice friands. I have never tried friands before. Yours certainly look appetizing. :)

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  9. Mmmm....look pretty, moist and delicious. I just love cakes with blueberries. We will finish it all in 5 minutes if I am there...haha. Only using egg whites......what happens to the egg yolks?

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  10. My Jo bought one back for me for UK and I will try them out using your recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe :) Enjoy and have fun over there:)

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  11. Kristy
    Yes, good way to use up the egg whites after making some CNY cookies.

    dinewithleny
    Good bargain from David Jones, 30% discount.

    lena
    yup, good for tea, something light!

    hanushi
    My first attempt too, not bad at all!

    MaryMoh
    Used the egg yolks to fry bihun!

    Elin
    Try it. I'm sure you'll love them!
    Yup, having great fun, eating!

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  12. looks very soft and fluffy. wish i could take a bite ...

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  13. wow great! i wonder since when malaysia offers boxing day sale? haha! enjoy ur trip in Melbourne!

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  14. Yummy Koh
    You're most welcome to join me.

    Kai Ling
    Bought the pan from David Jones, 30% discount.

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  15. I love friands! They look so good and just remind me that I haven't baked them for a while.

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