Peach friands with orange mascarpone frosting

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Peach friands with orange mascarpone frosting
  • 185 gram butter
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup (120g) ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup (240g) icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 tablespoon orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon orange rind, finely grated
  • 2/3 cup (170g) glacé peaches, finely chopped
Orange marscapone frosting
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened (heavy) cream
  • 2 tablespoon icing (confectioners') sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 1/4 cup (125g) mascarpone cheese


Peach friands with orange mascarpone frosting
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced). Grease 12-hole (½-cup/125ml) oval friand pan with butter.
  • 2
    Melt butter, cool. Place egg whites in large bowl, whisk lightly with a fork. Add butter, ground almonds, sifted icing sugar and flour, liqueur, rind and peaches, stir until combined.
  • 3
    Divide mixture into pan holes. Bake friands about 20 minutes. Turn friands, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
  • 4
    To make orange marscapone frosting. Beat cream, sifted icing sugar and liqueur in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold in mascarpone.
  • 5
    Spread frosting over friands, topped with extra thinly sliced glacé peach.


storage Friands will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 days, or in the freezer (without frosting) for 2 months.

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