Friands are delightful little cakes, invented by the French, that are made predominantly of ground almonds and use whipped egg whites to make them nice and light. Watch the video below to see how easy they are to make!
You can make these treats with any berry – blueberries and raspberries are traditional but currents, or strawberries also work! You can use frozen berries – just pop them into the batter frozen. My friands are completely gluten free and I make mine refined sugar free too by using honey instead of sugar. I’ve included a recipe for real vanilla custard (that’s not thickened with cornflour) – a great way to use up the egg yolks and delicious with this recipe.