Quick & Easy

Tamarillo and coconut friands

These delicate little French almond cakes are irresistible, plus they're also gluten-free
Tamarillo and coconut friandsTodd Eyre



1.Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 12-hole friand or muffin tray and place a small square of baking paper at the base of each hole.
2.Melt the butter and mix in icing sugar and lemon zest. In a medium-sized bowl, lightly whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt, then add to the butter and sugar mixture.
3.Stir in the almonds and coconut, mixing gently until combined.
4.Fill each friand hole to 2/3 full. Place a slice of tamarillo on each.
5.Bake for 20 minutes.
6.Cool for 5 minutes in tray before carefully turning out. Dust with icing sugar and eat!
  • Using a regular muffin tray instead of a friand tray will work just as well. – If you only use 10 of the 12 holes in a muffin tray, quarter fill the empty ones with water to preserve your tins during baking. – Save the egg yolks for custards or add to cakes to enrich them.

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