Almond & Hazelnut With Prune Friands

Friand is one of the popular tea cake in Australia and New Zealand and it's actually something quite similar to Financier, a small French cake. It is made mainly with nut-meal, egg white and small amount of flour. Unlike any other cupcakes, this recipe is absolutely easy to prepare and perfect for any occasions.

Ingredients :
6 egg whites
185gm butter, melted
90gm almond meal
30gm hazelnut meal
220gm icing sugar
75gm flour
some pitted prunes

Method :
(1) combine all ingredients and stir untill combined.
(2) divide batter into 12 muffins tray and place in pitted prunes.
(3) bake at preheated oven at 190'c for about 15-20mins or untill brown.
Friands are best to bake without the paper cups. Just leave the batter touches directly to the muffins tray. So that the cake turns out with a total crisp crust, unlike mine! ^_^

Due to the use of egg white, the outer layer of this little cake became real crisp while the inner is spongy. Plus, the addition of meal nuts just giving it a total kick. Over more, this is an extreme easy recipe to follow and kids friendly. I'm sure this is something that you would love to share & enjoy with your family. So, have fun!


  1. Looks good and healthy. Love the pitted prunes added. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I don't have hazelnut meal,what do you think if i only add the almond meal for this type of muffin?

  3. Jet : Thanks! These actually taste very much like our local kampung style bahulu.

    smallkucing : Thank you!

    Waikitt : You can use any nuts-meal! Btw, these are friands not muffins!

    Thanks ladies for spending your lovely Saturday with me. Hope you are all having a terrific weekend!

    Cheers, Kristy

  4. My coffee and me are just singing for this gorgeous treat! love the picture delightful!

  5. I like the texture very much! It looks so spongy yet moist and the chewy prune inside is a nice bonus! I'm always amazed at the sheer variety of your posts!!

  6. I love prune very much :) and the texture really looks moist and soft. Sounds so healthy using egg whites, I love it!

  7. They ones with the prunes peeping out are so pretty!

  8. They look so simple and delicious! Love that combination! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Yum. These sound delicious with the nut meal Kristy.

  10. Kristy, I am making this one for sure, especially since you said it was so easy even I could do it! Okay maybe those weren't your exact words, but you did mention they were easy to make. I like that the outside is crisp and a soft moist center, and with the prune surprise! Yum, can I have one now?

  11. lovely little cakes have a great weekend with your family

  12. I love that the exterior got a tad crunchy while inside was all moist and fluffy. Your baking is always impressive.

  13. looks amazing - I might try this with dates. Delicious!

  14. Edith : Hi there, welcome to my humble little space. Hope you will like the recipe as well. Thanks!

    Claudia : Thank you! Would you like to top up your coffee?

    Denise : I love these alot but the nuts-meal is too expensive! ^_^

    Jess : Thanks!

    Anncoo : You can also use fresh fruits in this recipe too!

    BGirl : Thanks! Glad you like this too.

    Dimah : Yes, very easy to prepare!

    Sam : Hope you will like it!

    Lyndz : Haha...Well, there's no age limit on this! Maranda can prepare this for sure. ^_^

    Rebecca : You too!

    Claudia : Thank you for your nice comment. That so sweet of you. Glad that you love this as well. Enjoy!

    Sasha : Ooo... Dates sound wonderful too! Wat a great idea. Thanks!

    Thank you all for spending your weekend here with me today. Hope you're all having a terrific weekend and enjoy your day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  15. Angie : Thank you! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend as well.
    Cheers, Kristy

  16. We don't do pastries and baked goods the way y'all do it elsewhere. These are adorable.

  17. I learn so much every time I read one of your recipes, you make the coolest things!

  18. That looks great! So moist and I love that you used hazelnut meal.

  19. One of my favourite treats in the world is Laduree's financier. Now that you are making friands (almost the same thing) I'm going to have to come over daaaahling!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  20. I love the prune you used on top of the friands. Like the fact that you used only egg white.

  21. This sounds interesting to me...super cute...

    do visit mine...when time permits..

    Tasty Appetite

  22. One of the things I love about reading international blogs is finding out about new delicacies. These look wonderful. I love the idea of a crisp outer layer and soft insides!

  23. lovely little cake with prunes!

  24. I've never had this before. Sounds really interesting with so many egg whites.

  25. Absolutely delicious!!
    love the nutty Friands!

  26. What delicious little pastries to have with a cup of tea Kristy! I like the almond and hazelnut meal you used - it makes them extra special.

  27. LOL... sorry, 1st time heard of Friand. It looks like a 'fatt Gou'(chinese cupcake)!:)

  28. Aw a little treat inside! Looks quite tasty!


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