My Friend the Friand


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Simple Food

Simple Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 2002

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The friand is a truly awesome small, moist, dense, rich, almondy cake. It’s very, very French, and very, very chic.


  • 180 g butter (preferably unsalted)
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 60


Heat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Melt the butter and allow to cool, then use 1 tbsp to coat 10 muffin tin moulds or individual oval baking moulds measuring 5x 10cm.

Sift the icing sugar and flour into a bowl, and mix in the ground almonds. Lightly beat the egg whites with a fork, then fold them into the dry ingredients. Add the cooled, melted butter and lemon rind, and mix well.