Recipe : Australian Raspberry Friands
I often refer to the handmade tableware I create as 'Ceramics for Life', and it is one of the reasons I like to photograph my work with food I create in our lovely kitchen in the heart of Canberra — a city I love dearly and call home.
This recipe is my own creation for Raspberry Friands and is photographed on some created platters made in my Canberra studio.
Friands are almond meal-based cakes. In France, they are known as financiers. It was a French chef working in Australia who reinvented the financier by baking them in an oval mould to produce what is now popular in many Australian cafés and bakeries. Enjoy.
- Melted butter to grease tim
- 1/3 cup sugar
(or low GI sugar replacement like Xylitol or Coconut Sugar)
- 1/2 cup plain flour - sifted
(Option to replace with Gluten Free Flour)
- 1 1/2 cups almond meal
- 3 eggs lightly whisked
- 180g unsalted melted butter
(or 1/4 cup Almond Oil)
- Punnet frozen raspberries
- Flaked almonds
- Maple Syrup
- Preheat your oven to 160°C.
- Brush the muffin pans with melted butter to grease. Dust with plain flour.
- Combine the sugar, flour and almond meal in a bowl.
- Make a well in the centre. Add egg and butter.
- Mix in raspberries
- Stir until well combined.
- Divide among the prepared pans.
Sticky Almonds Topping
8. Sprinkle the top of the Friands with flaked almonds. Add a 1/4 Teaspoon of butter on top of each Friands followed by a dash of maple Syrup.
9. Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Set aside in the pans for 5 minutes to cool slightly before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.