Cherry friands

Make the most of cherry season.

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Sweet, golden and wonderfully fluffy, these friands are packed full of juicy cherries to create a perfect morning or afternoon tea treat.


Cherry friands
  • 185 gram butter, melted
  • 6 egg-whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (100g) almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1 1/2 cup (250g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 500 gram fresh cherries, pitted


Cherry friands
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderately hot 200°C (180°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Grease 12 small rectangular pans or a 12-hole muffin pan (1/3 cup/80ml capacity).
  • 3
    In a bowl, combine butter, egg-whites, almond meal, sifted icing sugar and flour. Stir to combine. Divide mixture among the pans; sprinkle with cherries. Bake for about 25 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar, if desired.


This recipe can be made two days ahead.

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