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20 fabulous Women's Weekly friand recipes

Tender, sweet and tasty, these delicate French-style cakes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning or afternoon tea.

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    Raspberry and white chocolate friands

    It's always lovely to finish a meal with a little something sweet. Here, we've taken these raspberry friands to a new level of decadence by adding white chocolate.

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    Pistachio friands with honey pistachio syrup

    These delightful pistachio friands with honey pistachio syrup are sweet, nutty, and fluffy. These go perfectly with a hot cuppa for morning or afternoon tea.

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    Figgy friands

    Topped with fresh figs and flaked almonds, these sweet gluten-free friands are the perfect addition to your morning or afternoon tea.

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    Cherry friands

    Sweet, golden and wonderfully fluffy, these friands are packed full of juicy cherries to create a perfect morning or afternoon tea treat.

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    Orange and poppy seed friands

    Orange and poppy seeds is a classic combination for friands, you can liven it up by using mandarin instead.

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    Lemon and poppyseed friands

    Delicious and buttery lemon and poppyseed friands! The perfect treat for your next morning tea or brunch!

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    Hazelnut espresso friands

    Sweet and rich hazelnut and espresso friands make a delicate and exquisite afternoon tea treat.

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    Mini choc chip friands

    These mini choc chip friands can be made a day ahead if you're baking to entertain, and go down a treat with a cup of good coffee. They also freeze well, just don't ice them beforehand.

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    Pistachio and lime friands

    In France, friands are better known as financiers because they were originally baked in tiny, gold-bar shaped pans. These dainty little pistachio and lime friands are perfect for morning or afternoon tea.

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    Lemon and cranberry friands

    These popular French cakes are light, fluffy and delicious served with a dollop of yoghurt on the side.

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    Brandied cherry friands

    Cherries, pecans and brandy go together beautifully in these popular little cakes.

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    Orange blossom friands

    Orange blossom water, also known as orange flower water, is made by distilling the blossoms of the bitter-orange tree. These orange blossom friands are sweet, bitter and fragrant all at once. Divine.

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    Coffee friands

    Enjoy a bite of heaven with these light and fluffy homemade coffee friands. They are gorgeous enjoyed with your mid-morning or afternoon coffee as a relaxing treat with friends.

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