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Gingerbread Friands
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Gingerbread Friands

Little almond cakes with flavours of gingerbread, ideal for a festive snack
Course Baking
Cuisine British
Keyword friand recipe, gingerbread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 195kcal


  • 2 tsp dark muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp golden syrup
  • 100 g butter melted
  • 15 g ground almonds
  • 90 g plain flour
  • 80 g icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites


  • Melt the butter and allow it to cool.
  • Whisk the egg whites using an electric whisk, until it reaches the soft peak stage.
  • Place the dark muscovado sugar and golden syrup in a small bowl, and melt them together in the microwave. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Place this mixture in a large bowl, and add the ground ginger, cooled melted butter, ground almonds, plain flour and icing sugar.
  • Mix together. The mixture will be quite thick and lumpy, but once you add the egg white it will be fine.
  • Fold in the whisked egg white carefully.
  • Grease your friand tray (I used a silicone tray), and spoon the mixture into the holes evenly.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for around 20 minutes, until golden brown and firm in the centre.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.6mg