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Orange and poppy seed friands

Sweet, fluffy and golden, these beautiful orange and poppy seed friands are wonderful served topped with a oozy citrus syrup, keeping the cakes deliciously moist.
Orange and poppy seedWoman's Day
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1.Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease a 12-hole friand pan.
2.In a bowl, combine icing sugar, almond meal, flour, poppy seeds and zest. Mix in butter, stirring gently, until just combined.
3.In a clean bowl, lightly whisk egg-whites until frothy. Fold through almond mixture. Divide mixture evenly between friand recesses. Bake 20-25 minutes, until cooked when tested.
4.To make syrup: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients. Stir over a low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, without stirring, 4-5 minutes, until reduced slightly.
5.Pierce each hot friand in several places with a wooden skewer. Slowly pour over warm syrup, allowing to soak into friands. Serve warm.

Make sure you use pure icing sugar as icing-sugar mixture contains gluten. You will need 3 oranges for this recipe.


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