Strawberry and Lemon Friands
Little cakes with strawberry pieces, flavoured with lemon zest, friands are similar to the French financier cake.
- 100 g butter melted
- 2 egg whites
- 125 g icing sugar
- 25 g plain flour
- 85 g ground almonds
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 4 strawberries
Melt the butter (I used the microwave) and leave to cool.
Whisk the egg whites with an electric whisk until the soft peak stage.
In a different bowl mix together the icing sugar, flour, ground almonds and melted butter. The mixture will look quite thick but don't worry as it will loosen up when you fold in the egg whites.
Fold the egg whites into the butter and sugar etc mixture.
Add the lemon zest. It will then look like this:
Mix gently until well combined.
Spoon into your friand tin, or you could use a normal muffin tin. This filled my 8 friand tray.
Top each one with 2 slices of strawberry.
Bake at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and risen.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tray for a few minutes, then place on a rack to cool.
Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg