Sunday, August 15, 2010

Apricot jam friands

Apricot jam friands / Friands de geléia de damasco

After reading that the lovely Taranii thought I was from Oceania because of the massive amounts of friands around here I might be ready to admit I’m addicted to these delicious and tender little cakes... :)

This recipe comes from DH mag #35 and is part of my “finishing up a jar of almond jam” project. :)

Apricot jam friands]
from Donna Hay magazine

½ cup + ½ tablespoon (75g) all purpose flour, sifted
1 ½ cups (210g) icing sugar, sifted
1 cup (100g) almond meal (ground almonds)
4 egg whites
180g unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup apricot jam

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Butter ten ½ cup (120ml) capacity fluted pans.
Place the flour, icing sugar and almond meal in a bowl and stir to combine. Make a well in the center, add the egg whites, butter and vanilla and stir well to combine. Divide batter among prepared pans. Top each with ½ teaspoon of jam and bake for 10-20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Allow to cool in the pans for 5 minutes then carefully unmold onto a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar before serving, if desired.

Makes 10 – I halved the recipe above, used 1/3 cup (80ml) capacity muffins pans and got 7 friands

14 comments:

Hearthandmade said...

omg apricot jam is my favourite! These would be perfect with a wee cup of tea today! x

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks beautiful

Mother Rimmy said...

Great picture! It really showcases this lovely treat!

Paula said...

I love colours of this pic!

have a nice time!
Paula

Lulu said...

Wow! Looks very delicious and your pictures are very, very beautiful!

Shabs.. said...

It's beautiful patricia....i love the softness in your pics....and no sharp lights...

Jess @ Bakericious said...

looks pretty

Kirbie said...

These look so cute! And I have some apricot jam waiting to be used up.

Taz said...

Aww, thanks for calling me lovely! I definitely think you're lovely too :]

These look delicious, your blog is definitely one of my favourites. It always makes me so hungry - this post is no exception.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Heart Hand Made, I love it too! Tks for stopping by!

Torview..., tks!

Mother Rimmy, thank you very much!

Paula, thank you, sweetie!
xx

Lulu, thank you! You're far too kind.

Shabs, thank you, sweetie! I love your photos, too!

Jess, thank you!

Kirbie, thank you! I hope you give this a recipe a try, it's really good!

Hey, darling! You're just too sweet - thank you! xoxo

Sara said...

Oooh, looks delicious! I love apricot jam, and it sounds perfect in these little cakes. Yum! So cute. :)

Marisa said...

These look luscious! Reminds me of my ouma (granny), she used to make apricot jam all the time. Whenever I see apricot jam I think of her.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sara, thank you! These cakes are very moist, I hope you give this recipe a try!

Marisa, thank you! I love how food can bring us so many memories. :)

Holly Knitlightly said...

These look AMAZING!! I shared this on my blog today (for National Apricot Day! haha.). Thanks so much for the recipe! I'm going to have to try this. Mmm!

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