Raspberry friands recipe

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A glorious, sugary indulgence made with ground almonds, demerara sugar and fresh raspberries.


  • 250g (9 oz) unrefined golden icing sugar
  • 70g (2 1/2 oz) wholemeal self raising flour
  • 100g (3 1/2 oz) ground almonds
  • 5 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 175g (6 oz) salted butter, melted
  • 1tspn almond extract
  • 150g (5 1/2 oz) fresh raspberries
  • Unrefined golden icing sugar, for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°F/gas 6

  • Place 12 muffin cases in a muffin tin.

  • Sift the sugar and wholemeal flour into a large jug.

  • Add the ground almonds, egg whites, butter and almond essence and whisk until smooth.

  • Pour this mixture between the muffin cases, and top with the raspberries.

  • Bake in the oven for 25 mins or until the friands are golden and spring back when pressed.

  • Allow to cool in the tin for 5 mins, remove and cool completely on a cooling rack.

  • Dust with icing sugar before serving.

Top tip for making Raspberry friands

Top the friands with blueberries for an alternative to raspberries.

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