I really enjoyed my Cherry Friands.
I have been eagerly awaiting the Cherry season so I can make them again with fresh cherries.
Meanwhile, I decided to try some Cranberry Friands, mostly following this recipe. It makes 12 friands and here’s how I made mine.
1 3/4 cup almond meal
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp baking power
1 stick butter
5 egg whites
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup coconut flakes
2 tbsp white chocolate bits
a handful of slivered almonds (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 360 degrees F. Prepare two muffin tins.
In a bowl mix together flour, almond meal, and baking powder. Whisk together egg whites, melted butter and sugar. Combine the two and mix well. Fold in cranberries, coconut flakes and chocolate bits. Mix well.
Scoop and add batter to muffin tins about 3/4 full. Sprinkle some slivered almonds and bake for 25 minutes.
Enjoy with a cuppa tea!