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Friands

A Financier or Friand is a small French cake, often mistaken for a pastry. The financier is light and moist, similar to sponge cake, and usually contains almond flour, crushed or ground almonds, or almond flavouring. The distinctive feature of the recipe is beurre noisette (brown butter). Other ingredients include egg whites, flour, and icing sugar. Financiers are baked in shaped moulds, usually small rectangular loaves similar in size to petits fours.

Lemon and Coconut Friands

Lemon and Coconut Friands

These easy lemon and coconut flavoured friands are a quick, simple dessert or tea time treat. Serve them plain with flaked almonds, or dress them up with a light coating of vanilla flavoured icing and toasted coconut.

Mandarin and Chocolate Friands

Mandarin and Chocolate Friands

Combining the taste of citrus, the texture of cake, and the decadence of chocolate – These friands are a delicious afternoon treat – Try them with our mandarin flavoured whipped cream to get that extra citrus burst.