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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Cherry Friands

When I woke up this morning, cooling air was blowing into the window and dark cloud was blanketing the sky. I was so happy and hoping that it will give a good downpour later.  But it didn't and the sun coming out and the dark cloud slowly disappeared.  OH NOOOOOOO..... another hot day coming!  The temperature for the past weeks already shooting up to 36C-37C!

I wasn't really in the mood to bake and cook nowadays when the weather is scorching hot.  But since this morning the cooling breeze blowing in, so thinking of making a small batch of cakes to indulge in.

Cherry Friands
Recipe adapted from  Cath of Confessions Of A Glutton with changes from raspberry to cherry
Original Recipe from What Katie Ate

5 egg-whites (abt 150g or slightly more)
150g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
90g ground almond meal
185g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting (do adjust to your sweetness taste)
50g plain flour, sifted
12 cherries, pitted and sliced

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Lightly grease the holes of a non-stick friand pan.
Whisk the egg whites for a few seconds just to lightly combine until frothy. There’s no need to whip them into peaks.
Add the butter, ground almonds, icing sugar and flour and beat lightly to combine well.

Pour into the prepared pan, filling each hole two-thirds full. Don’t worry too much about smoothing the tops.

Place the sliced cherries on top of each friand and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of one comes out clean.
Cool and dust the friands with icing sugar and serve warm.

If you have egg whites still storing in your freezer, do give this a try.  It is sooooooo delicious!
I have used the muffin pan instead of friands pan; not going to invest another mould as it is more or less the same.

You can always substitute it with raspberries which the original recipe used, or with strawberries or blueberries.


  1. Lovely cherry friands! I have the mould but I hardly use it, hehehe..

  2. Mel, your cherry friands look good! I want to try it too as I have never eaten friands before.

  3. Looks great !! I am craving for some friands these days but i have no time to bake yet...i must try to bake this soon since i have bought a new mini mould...:)

  4. I loooovvve cherries, but am loathe to use them in bakes because they are so precious and pricey over here. I just finished the last of the cheap cherries which I carted all the way back from my hols 2 nights ago. Now looking at your yummy cherry friands, I'm drooling all over the screen! ^^ and I also wished I didnt throw away the 5 pasteurized egg whites that wouldn't whip ~ it'd be perfect for this recipe ^^ll

  5. Mel your cherry friands look so beautiful. You are right, no point in investing in friands pan, baking them in muffin pan is equally lovely.

  6. Tsk tsk tsk.... Five egg white recipe... Best! Very good way to clear my whites by the lot! Ur muffin pan friands gave a new look to friands and I love'em!

  7. Hi Mel, your cherry friands look so lovely. Make me want to bake some too.

  8. Mel, the weather here is extremely opposite than in Malaysia. We are experiencing crazy wind, very, very cold. I'm starting to feel sick now & have to take cold medicine before going to sleep. I like What Katie Ate. My younger sister-in-law recommended me to read this book as she reckon her style of taking photo is very nice. So I did looked at her book & I really, really like her photography style, haha. Cherry friand sounds so special to me & love the cherries too!

  9. Hi Mel, hmm ... very tempting ... love your cherry friands ^-^.

  10. i love cherry. these look delightful!

  11. Hi Mel...I love friands too and they are so easy to put together...will pin this for future try:D

  12. Hi Mel, I have bookmarked friands recipe, but no time to bake it yet! May I try one from you first ? hehe....

  13. hi mel, to date i still hv no idea how does a friand taste like...but the friands in the pic look evry lovely, especially with the cherries peeking out :)