Monday, August 06, 2012

Blueberry and Lemon Friands

I had not heard of Friands until I did my baking course and they were a revelation, because although they can be compared to muffins, they have a lighter feel. This is because they are made with egg white.
I took this recipe from Leiths school of food and wine.


220g icing sugar
60g plain flour
170g ground amlonds
Zest of 2 lemons
6 medium egg whites
220g melted unsalted butter
170g blueberries


Electric whisk/stand a lone mixer
Muffin cases
Muffin tin
Large metal spoon

Makes 12

First, preheat the oven to gas 4/180°C and then line your muffin tin with muffin cases.
Now put the icing sugar, flour, ground almonds and lemon zest in a bowl.

Melt your butter and then mix it in with the dry ingredients to get a paste.

Now whisk your egg whites till they have a medium stiff peak and carefully fold them in to the mix till all is combined. If the mixture ends up too runny it means you have not be gentle enough and taken some of the air out of the egg whites. Fun fact for you there. I possible was not as gentle as I could have been thus mine was a tad runnier than I would have liked.

Now pour your batter into the muffin cases and place a few blueberries on top.

Pop them in the oven for 20-25 minutes until they have risen, and are firm to touch. When done take them out and leave on a cooling rack.

This recipe is quick, easy and tasty with a result that is light and moist. Now do something awesome and make some as well.