Quick & Easy

Lemon and poppyseed friands

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



1.Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease 12 x ½-cup (125ml) oval friand pans or a 12-hole (⅓-cup/80ml) muffin pan; stand on oven tray.
2.Place egg whites in medium bowl; whisk lightly with a fork until combined. Add rind, seeds, butter, ground almonds, sifted icing sugar and flour; using a wooden spoon, stir until just combined. Spoon mixture into pans.
3.Bake friands about 25 minutes. Turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool. Serve friands warm, or at room temperature, dusted with extra sifted icing sugar.

You could use orange rind instead of the lemon, or a mix of both. Friands are at their best made on the day of serving, but can be stored in an airtight container for 2 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Frozen friands can be thawed, individually wrapped in foil, in a 180°C oven for about 15 minutes or in a microwave oven, wrapped in plastic wrap, on HIGH (100%) for about 30 seconds.


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