Recipe

Figgy friands

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

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 8
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Ingredients

Figgy friands
  • 6 egg whites
  • 185 gram unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup (240g) icing sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3 fresh ripe figs, cut into wedges (you may need more for the loaves)
  • 1/3 cup (25g) flaked almonds
  • icing sugar, to dust

Method

Figgy friands
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease an 8-hole (¾ cup/180ml) mini loaf pan or a 12-hole (½-cup/125ml) oval friand pan.
  • 2
    Whisk egg whites lightly in a medium bowl with a fork until combined. Add butter, sifted icing sugar, almond meal, flour, rind and juice; stir until combined. Divide mixture between pans. Divide fig wedges between tops of friands; sprinkle with flaked almonds.
  • 3
    Bake friands for about 30 minutes for the loaves and 20 minutes for the ovals or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand for 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.
  • 4
    Serve dusted with a little extra sifted icing sugar.

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