Recipe

Mandarin and poppy seed friands

Mandarin might seem like an unlikely citrus to include in a poppy seed friand but, with its slightly sweeter fragrance and flavour, you'll be amazed how well it goes in this recipe!

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Ingredients

Mandarin and poppy seed friands
  • 2 large mandarins, (500g)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 6 egg whites
  • 185 gram butter, melted
  • 1 cup (120g) almond meal
  • 1 1/2 cup (240g) icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice.
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind.

Method

Mandarin and poppy seed friands
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Line 12-hole (½-cup/125ml) oval friand pan with paper cases.
  • 2
    Finely grate rind from mandarins (you will need 2 tablespoons of rind). Juice the mandarins (you will need 2 tablespoons of juice).
  • 3
    Combine poppy seeds and juice in small jug and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Place egg whites in medium bowl and whisk lightly with fork until combined. Add butter, almond meal, sifted icing sugar and flour, rind and poppy seed mixture, stir until combined.
  • 5
    Divide mixture among paper cases. Bake about 20 minutes. Stand friands in pan 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool. Serve lightly dusted with sifted icing sugar.

Notes

For a variation: lemon poppy seed friands. Omit the mandarin juice and replace with 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Omit the mandarin rind and replace with 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind.

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