French food Friday...Strawberry and Almond Friands

Bonjour mes belles,

Just went to take a photo of my friands and it appears that French  Boyfriend liked them as all that is left is these two hence the photo is of two friands.

I decided to use whole strawberries and  I think that this may have been an error on my part as they may have looked more attractive with sliced strawberries. Note they still tasted very yummy but I prefer the raspberry ones.

Strawberry and Almond Friands

375 ml (1 ½ C) icing sugar
125 ml ( ½ C) cake flour
6 egg whites
185 g butter, melted
315 ml (1 ¼ C) ground almonds
150 g fresh strawberries, washed and thinly sliced

Sift together the icing sugar and the cake flour.
Place the egg whites in a clean medium bowl. Whisk lightly.
Add the melted butter, sifted dry ingredients and the ground almonds. Stir lightly until the mixture is combined.
Spoon the mixture into a friand baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
Arrange the sliced strawberries on top of the friand mixture.
Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 20 minutes or until the friands are well risen and lightly golden.
Leave to stand in the pan for five minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
If desired, dust with icing sugar before serving.

bon appétit à tous, Leeann x


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