French Food Friday...Mandarin and Cranberry Friands

Bonjour mes belles,

As requested by one of my lovely followers on Facebook, here is the recipe for the friands that I made last weekend.

Note if you do not have a friand pan, a muffin pan will do.

Mandarin and Cranberry Friands

Makes around 10 friands


160g ground almonds
200g butter
240g sifted icing sugar
60 sifted plain flour
6 medium egg whites
48 fresh cranberries (dried will do if fresh are not available)
4 mandarins, zest only
2 Tablespoons caster sugar
2 Tablespoons flaked almonds


  1. Heat oven to 180 C.
  2. Melt the butter gently and leave to cool slightly.
  3. Sift the icing sugar and flour into a bowl, stir in ground almonds and mix well. In another bowl whisk the egg whites until they are frothy.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the egg whites and orange zest. Combine well and then add the melted butter.
  5. Toss the cranberries with the sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Grease the friand pan and then place the mixture into the pan, be careful not to overfill. Top with the cranberries and the flaked almonds.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden. Leave to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then remove and place on a wire rack.
  8. Dust with icing sugar before serving.  

très bon week-end à tous, Leeann x


  1. Mmmmm, lovely. I can taste them. Heavenly.

  2. What a combination of ingredients! This sounds delicious


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