Hazelnut and apple friands

Full of juicy apple pieces and crunchy hazelnuts, these light and fluffy friands are beautiful enjoyed with a mug of coffee for a relaxing afternoon treat.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 8 Item
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Hazelnut and apple friands
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup hazelnut meal
  • 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted
  • 185 gram butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup roasted hazelnuts, skin removed, chopped
  • icing sugar, for dusting


Hazelnut and apple friands
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease a 12-hole friand pan.
  • 2
    In a bowl, combine icing sugar, hazelnut meal and flour. Mix in butter and vanilla, stirring gently until just combined. Fold apple through.
  • 3
    In a clean bowl, lightly whisk egg-whites until frothy. Fold through hazelnut mixture.
  • 4
    Divide mixture evenly between friand recesses. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until cooked when tested.
  • 5
    Cool 5 minutes in pan, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar, to serve.

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