Black Forest Cherry Friands
Little almond cakes with black forest cherry and chocolate flavours, great for afternoon tea
- 100 g butter melted
- 2 egg whites
- 125 g Black Forest icing sugar available from Sugar and Crumbs
- 25 g plain flour
- 85 g ground almonds
- Handful of fresh cherries
- Dark chocolate to drizzle on top
Melt the butter in the microwave and leave to cool for about five minutes.
Whisk the egg whites with an electric whisk until the soft peak stage. This will take about one to two minutes.
In a different bowl mix together the Black Forest icing sugar, flour and ground almonds.
Then add the melted butter. The mixture will look quite thick and lumpy as shown, but it will be fine once the egg whites are added in the next stage.
Fold the egg whites into the bowl with the icing sugar and ground almond mixture.
Spoon the mixture into a friand tray and top each one with a couple of chopped cherries.
Bake at 180 degrees for about twenty minutes or until your cake tester comes out clean. (I put the silicone tray on top of a baking sheet to make it easier to carry.)
Cool in the tray for a couple of minutes then press the friands out of the tray and leave them to cool on a rack.
Once cool, melt a little dark chocolate in the microwave and use a piping bag to drizzle it over the friands.
Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg