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Blueberry Friands

Sean Calitz
  • 60g unsalted butter, melted
  • 25g plain flour, sifted
  • 65g icing sugar, sifted
  • 52g ground almonds
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 30g frozen blueberries
  • 2T flaked almonds


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly brush a friand tin or other baking mould with melted butter to grease it, then dust with flour.

Combine the icing sugar, flour and ground almonds in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the egg and melted butter and fold in until combined. Divide the blueberries among the holes in the tins and spoon the mixture over each one. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Allow the friands to cool for five minutes, then turn them onto a wire rack. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top and allow to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

Makes 6

This recipe originally featured in the May 2013 issue of House and Leisure.