Thursday, July 4, 2013

Dilmah Cranberry and Apricot Friands


This is another French 'tea cake' with Dilmah tea .... Dilmah Cranberry and Apricot Friands.  These little cuppies are fruity, light and moist but I couldn't really detect the taste of  tea in them.  They are at their best, served warm with a hot cup of tea.





 
Recipe for Dilmah Cranberry and Apricot Friands

    Ingredients
    • 4 egg whites
    • 115 gm butter, melted
    • 60 gm almond meal
    • 80 gm icing sugar, sifted
    • 50 gm plain flour, sifted
    • 60 gm dried cranberries, chopped
    • 40 gm dried apricot, chopped
    • 1 Dilmah teabag + 60 ml boiling water
    • Icing sugar for dusting
    Method
    1. Add boiling water to the tea bag and let steep for 10 mins.  Set aside.
    2. Place egg whites in a large bowl and whisk until frothy.
    3. Add melted butter, almond meal, icing sugar and flour.  Stir till well combined.
    4. Squeeze the remaining water from the tea bag and remove it.  Add tea and  chopped cranberries and apricots to the batter.  Fold through gently until the tea is  well blended.
    5. Divide the mixture into the lightly greased and floured Friand moulds.
    6. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for 15 to 20 mins.  till golden brown.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
    7. Stand Friands in the moulds for about 5 mins. before unmoulding onto a wire rack to cool.
    8. Dust on some icing sugar.  Serve.
    9. Yield :  12 Friands






24 comments:

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  1. Hi Cheah,

    I'm imagine you eating these delicate high tea treats with your flowery tea set and drinking tea with your tiny finger pointing... hee hee. You must a high tea tai tai enjoying these :D

    Zoe

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    1. I'm so amused by your comment. I'm not a tai tai but a retired and sometimes blurry aunty:)

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  2. Hi Cheah, I love friands. Yours look so inviting and awesome. Beautiful click, the first picture like 3D. :)

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Thanks, Amelia. You have a great weekend ahead.

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  3. I love these friands of yours, the shape is very appealing...I only made friands once but it left a memorable impression on my son and he's been pestering me to bake them again.

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    1. Yes, I too find the shape very appealing. Looks like you've got to oblige your son soon!

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  4. Cheah, these make delightful snacks!

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  5. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJuly 4, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Hi Cheah, the pictures itself is already so tempting. Oh no, can hear my stomach crying to be filled.....

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  6. such a great recipe I must try :)

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    1. Yes, you try and let me know how you like it.

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  7. Cheah, I love friands and yours look so delicious with all those ingredients in it. When can we have tea together?

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  8. My first friand were copied from you and it was good. I want to 'borrow' recipe again ... haha

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    1. So now I know I have a Friand 'fan'. Go ahead, Chris. I've another recipe for Friands. Will try soon.

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  9. I love these friands with tea flavour and dried fruits! They look so lovely, cheah.

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  10. These looks wonderful! I don't mind having a few for my tea-time snack!

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  11. Cheah , these friands sure look lovely ! The fruity tea flavor sounds wonderful :) I'll have iced tea or coffee to go with these deliciousness !

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    1. As you suggested, good idea to go with iced tea, my favourite is ice lemon tea!

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  12. Love the look of these cakes, so pretty! Am sure they taste delicious with so much fruits in it, have to try these too!

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