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Blackberry Friands
Blackberry Friands
What is a Friands? It’s an almond flour and egg white based baked good, baked in a specific friands pan, originally from Australia/New Zealand, that usually has berries and flavouring such as lemon zest, orange zest or vanilla. They are similar to a muffin, but the unique combination of almond flour and egg whites gives them a delicious flavour and texture. In this recipe, the egg whites are lightly beaten just until they are frothy – it is not meringue and that’s a mistake that sometimes bakers make! Lightly frothing the egg whites incorporates air which is the main source of leavening in this recipe.
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Blackberry Friands
Prep Time10 Minutes
Servings12
Cook Time35 Minutes
Ingredients
2 tbsp (30mL) Sugar in the Raw® Natural Turbinado Sugar
5 egg whites
1 cup (250mL) Robin Hood® Almond Flour
1 ½ cups (375mL) icing sugar, plus additional for garnish
¾ cup (175mL) Robin Hood Original All Purpose Flour or Robin Hood Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend
1/3 cup (125mL) melted butter
Grated orange zest, optional
36 fresh blackberries or raspberries
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°C (180°F). Grease Friands or muffin pans and sprinkle bottom and sides with turbinado sugar.
  2. Lightly whisk egg whites in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients (except blackberries) and stir to combine. Place in prepared pans.
  3. Top each with 2-3 blackberries and press down slightly. 
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until golden and tops appear dry. Let cool 5 minutes in pan and then gently remove to wire cooling rack.
10 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
12
Servings

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Makes 12 servings
2 tbsp (30mL) Sugar in the Raw® Natural Turbinado Sugar
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5 egg whites
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1 cup (250mL) Robin Hood® Almond Flour
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1 ½ cups (375mL) icing sugar, plus additional for garnish
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¾ cup (175mL) Robin Hood Original All Purpose Flour or Robin Hood Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend
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1/3 cup (125mL) melted butter
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Grated orange zest, optional
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36 fresh blackberries or raspberries
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°C (180°F). Grease Friands or muffin pans and sprinkle bottom and sides with turbinado sugar.
  2. Lightly whisk egg whites in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients (except blackberries) and stir to combine. Place in prepared pans.
  3. Top each with 2-3 blackberries and press down slightly. 
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until golden and tops appear dry. Let cool 5 minutes in pan and then gently remove to wire cooling rack.