Lemon and apricot friands

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Lemon and apricot friands
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped, plus 1 tablespoon extra
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest
  • 6 egg whites
  • 185 gram unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Lemon and apricot friands
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease recesses of a 12-hole friand pan.
  • 2
    Sift icing sugar and flour together into a large bowl. Blend in almond meal, apricots and zest.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, Lightly whisk egg whites with a fork until frothy. Add to dry ingredients and mix lightly.
  • 4
    Blend in butter and juice, stirring until combined. Divide mixture among prepared recesses. Sprinkle each with extra apricots.
  • 5
    Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in a pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Substitute dried apricots for any other dried fruit of choice.

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