Summer Strawberry and Vanilla Friands
Instead of cupcakes, try these fluffy, light and delicious friands that are made with egg whites, almond meal and strawberries. 38
hulled and halved
finely ground almond
for dusting, optional
Preheat the oven to 350℉ (180℃) degrees.
Coat a 12-cup friand pan or muffin tin with cooking spray or grease with butter.
Put strawberries on a large plate and use a potato masher to crush.
Add the egg whites and vanilla extract in a large bowl and whisk until just frothy and smooth.
Sift the icing sugar, almond meal and flour over the egg whites and vanilla mixture with a sieve.
Mix in the melted butter and crushed strawberries with a wooden spoon until well blended..
Divide the mixture among prepared friand cups or muffin cups.
Bake for about 25 minutes, until friands are golden and a wooden stick inserted into the centres comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan on a wire rack for a few minutes.
Then remove from the pan and transfer onto the wire rack, and cool completely.
Just before serving, dust with powered sugar if desired.