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Chilli Chocolate Chip Friands – Your Gluten Free Friends

Chilli Chocolate Chip Friands

When I have leftover egg whites, friands are my go to bake. You can make them with one egg white or with six. They keep well and are always popular. I had a lone egg white left after making these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, so chilli chocolate chip friands it was.

Friands are delicious bite size morsels, that are a cross between a macaroon and a cake. They are made from egg whites and ground almonds. This recipe for chilli chocolate chip friands uses one egg white and makes 14 bite size bars or 6 mini muffins. If you have more egg whites leftover, however, it’s very easy to upscale the recipe.

Chilli Chocolate Chip Friands

Although a little flour is included, I always make mine gluten free by using buckwheat flour or something similar. This time I used the Free From Fairy’s wonderful wholegrain gluten free flour. Freshly ground almonds make a real difference to the taste and texture, so I inevitably grind my own. I had some dark chilli chocolate also left over from baking the peanut butter cookies which I thought would work well – and it did.

Chilli Chocolate Chip Friands
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Chilli Chocolate Chip Friands
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
Bite size gluten free morsels of deliciousness that can be served as an after dinner coffee accompaniment or for afternoon tea.
Course: Afternoon Tea
Cuisine: Antipodean
Serves: 14 Mini Cakes
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
Ingredients
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg white
  • 40 g icing sugar
  • 20 g freshly ground almonds
  • 15 g gluten free flour (I used Free From Fairy's)
  • 15 g dark chilli chocolate
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a pan and leave to cool a little.
  2. Whisk the egg whites until frothy, then whisk in the icing sugar.
  3. Gently stir in the butter, followed by the almonds, flour and finally chocolate.

  4. Spoon into 14 mini financier moulds or 6 mini muffin moulds.

  5. Bake for at 180C for 12 minutes or 15 minutes, depending on what size moulds are used or until golden, firm and well risen.

  6. Leave to cool for a little, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

You can easily upscale the recipe depending on how many egg whites you have.

Buckwheat flour works well too.

 

We Should Cocoa LogoThese chilli chocolate chip friands are my entry to this month’s We Should Cocoa. If you post any recipes this month which feature chocolate, be sure to take part. #WeShouldCocoa

 

 

 

Treat Petite LogoI’m sharing these chilli chocolate chip friands to The Baking Explorer for Treat Petite.

 

 

No Waste Food Challenge LogoThey also go to Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary for the No Waste Food Campaign. I had a leftover egg white in need of using up and an open bar of chilli chocolate.

 

 

Bake of the Week BadgeThese friands are also my #BakeOfTheWeek with Mummy Mishaps and Casa Costello.

 

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    Karen
    4th May 2017

    What impeccable timing. On Saturday I’m baking a Lemon Olive Oil cake to take to a friend’s and the recipe calls for 5 egg yolks but 4 whites so I was wondering what on earth to do with one egg white. Perfect solution – thank you so much.

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      Choclette
      4th May 2017

      Brilliant Karen. Impeccable timing isn’t always my forte, but I manage it sometimes šŸ™‚ Your lemon olive oil cake sounds scrumptious.

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      Choclette
      4th May 2017

      Thank you Angie. The chilli chocolate makes these little friands even more special.

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    GALINA
    4th May 2017

    They look so dainty and delicate. Perfect with a cup of coffee.

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      Choclette
      4th May 2017

      Thanks Galina. Yes, just the sort of dainty morsel that won’t fill you up šŸ™‚

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    Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist
    4th May 2017

    Oooohhhh I love a good Friand. It’s ages since I made them, but I do remember blogging some raspberry ones a couple of years ago…. boy were they good! Must make some more xx

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      Choclette
      6th May 2017

      Oh I think you must Kate. It’s hard to go wrong with friands, but raspberry ones are some of the best.

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      Choclette
      6th May 2017

      Chilli and chocolate is one of my favourite combinations. I guess those ancient Mayans new what they were doing.

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      Choclette
      6th May 2017

      Thanks Sarah. I do love a bit of chilli chocolate šŸ™‚ Your tuiles look so professional. I have yet to try making them, but I will try one day.

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    Jo @ Jo's Kitchen Larder
    5th May 2017

    These look lovely and light and sometimes that’s all you need to satisfy the sweet tooth without going overboard. Never had friends before but will no doubt be trying them now. Love how easy it is to scale this recipe up.

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      Choclette
      6th May 2017

      Thanks Jo. Friands are the antipodean version of financiers. They are great for using up egg whites and for when entertaining gluten-free friends.

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    jenny paulin
    7th May 2017

    I love how these are such a great way of using up egg whites and they look so delicate and light to the touch. I love the addition of chilli chocolate too. I must bookmark these too try myself. thank you for linking up to #Bakeoftheweek x

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      Choclette
      8th May 2017

      Thanks Jenny. They are so quick and simple to make – just perfect for any leftover whites.

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      Choclette
      11th May 2017

      Well hopefully you won’t have any hanging around for much longer Kat šŸ˜‰

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    Helen at Casa Costello
    11th May 2017

    Ooh these look so tempting – I love friands. So versatile, quick to make and somehow I never have trouble getting the kids to eat them! Thanks so much for joining in with #BakeoftheWeek – happy to let you know that you are the featured Bake this week x

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      Choclette
      11th May 2017

      Ooh thanks Helen. That’s exciting. Will be hopping over to have a look soon šŸ™‚

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    Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet
    18th May 2017

    I’ve never had a friand before but what a brilliant idea to use an egg white when I’m left with some after making something naughty as curd!

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      Choclette
      22nd May 2017

      I expect friands and fruit curd would make the perfect couple šŸ™‚

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    Asan Khana Pakana
    20th May 2017

    Delicious recipe posted by you. looking great in taste and easy to make. It is a new idea of chilli and chocolate combination.

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      Choclette
      22nd May 2017

      I love chilli and I love chocolate, so this is one of my favourite combinations.

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