Coconut raspberry friands

(20 ratings)
Coconut raspberry friands
Coconut raspberry friands
  • Makes: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These dainty little cakes are crisp on the outside with a soft chewy macaroon centre. Fresh raspberries are pressed into them just before baking


  • 75 g (3 oz) butter
  • Grated rind of ½ lemon
  • 3 medium egg whites
  • 100 g (4 oz) icing sugar
  • 40 g (1 ½ oz) plain flour
  • 50 g (2 oz) desiccated coconut
  • 25 g (1 oz) ground almonds
  • 100 g (4 oz) raspberries
  • Little sifted icing sugar, to decorate

If you don’t have individual tins, pour the mixture into a buttered 12 section deep muffin tin and reduce the cooking time slightly.


  1. Lightly oil 6 individual 150 ml (1/4 pint) metal friand or mini loaf tins and line the bases with a little greaseproof or non-stick baking paper then put the tins on a baking sheet. Warm the butter and lemon rind in a small saucepan until the butter has just melted then leave to cool.
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff, moist looking peaks then gradually whisk in the sugar a little at a time (no need to sift first) and continue to whisk until smooth and glossy.
  3. Sift the flour over the top, add the ground almonds and gently fold together. Gradually fold in the melted butter until just mixed.
  4. Divide the mixture between the tins then smooth the surface. Press 4 or 5 raspberries, depending on their size into the cakes. Cook at 200°C / 400°F / Gas mark 6 for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden and a skewer comes out cleanly when inserted into the centre.
  5. Leave to cool for 5 minutes then loosen the edges with a knife, turn out on to a wire rack and dust the top with a little sifted icing sugar. Serve warm or cold with cups of tea.

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Am I crazy? I got to the end, read the title, and thought, "Where's the coconut??" I don't see where to add it!


So pretty - tried friands when OH and I were in Oz, but never been able to find the tins here. Anyone got any suggestions?

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