Recipe

Mini choc-chip friands

These mini choc chip friands can be made a day ahead if you're baking to entertain, and go down a treat with a cup of good coffee. They also freeze well, just don't ice them beforehand.

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 24 Piece
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Ingredients

Mini choc chip friands
  • 3 egg-whites
  • 90 gram butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (60g) almond meal
  • 3/4 cup (120g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1/4 cup (35g) plain flour
  • 100 gram dark chocolate, finely chopped, plus 100g extra
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) cream

Method

Mini choc chip friands
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease 2 x 12-hole mini muffin pans.
  • 2
    Place egg-whites in a medium bowl; whisk lightly with a fork until combined. Add butter, almond meal, sifted icing sugar and flour. Using a wooden spoon, stir until just combined. Stir in chopped chocolate. Spoon tablespoons of mixture into pan holes.
  • 3
    Bake friands for about 15 minutes or until browned lightly and cooked through. Turn onto wire racks to cool.
  • 4
    Combine cream and extra chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water; stir until just melted. (Or, microwave on HIGH (100%) for about 1 minute. Stir mixture until smooth.) Stand until thickened. Spoon chocolate mixture over tops of friands.

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