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Raspberry & White Chocolate Friands

My friends the friands are back. This time it’s with a bright pink fruity version. I give you my very own mini raspberry & white chocolate friands, made for after dinner nibbles with friends.

This is what I did:

  • Melted 60g unsalted butter in a small pan and left to cool.
  • Crushed 50g raspberries in a small bowl with the back of a fork.
  • Whisked 2 duck egg whites until frothy in a larger bowl.
  • Whisked in 80g sifted icing sugar.
  • Gently stirred in the melted butter and crushed raspberries.
  • Stirred 30g buckwheat flour and 40g ground almonds.
  • Stirred in 50g white chocolate chips.
  • Placed a teaspoon of the mixture in 12 mini silicone cupcake cases.
  • Placed a whole raspberry on top then filled the cases up with more mixture.
  • Divided the remaining mixture between 4 larger silicone cupcakes cases.
  • Baked for about 15 minutes at 180C until firm and well risen.
  • Left to cool for a little, then turned out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Dusted with icing sugar.

Utterly scrumptious, these little friands had just the right balance of sweetness and fruity acidity.  The juicy texture combined with the bright colour made these gorgeous to look at and just as good to eat. These were so moist they needed to be consumed on the day, but to be honest, this was not a difficulty.

These are the other scrummy friands I’ve made so far.

I am submitting these to the fabulicious Simple and in Season event. Having been on tour for a few months, this is now back home with Ren of Fabulicious Food.

I’m also submitting them to Let’s Cook with Fruits, a one off event this month hosted by Simply Food.

50 Comments

  1. Dom at Belleau Kitchen

    22nd August 2012 at 7:03 am

    wow, look at the colour inside, that is incredible… I love the texture too… it’s time a made myself some friands… I think I need a special cake mould though no? Or can I do them in cupcake cases?

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    • Choclette

      22nd August 2012 at 7:46 am

      Yes, you definitely need some friands in your life Dom 😉

      Cupcake moulds are fine, that’s what I use anyway.

      Reply
  2. Working London Mummy Working London Mummy

    22nd August 2012 at 8:20 am

    oooh these look superb. As you know I do love friands – am hoping to make some choc cherry ones for WSC if I dont run out of time!

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    • Choclette

      22nd August 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Oh do find time WLM – chocolate and cherry friands sound well worth having.

      Reply
  3. Cakefairyblog

    22nd August 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I have never even heard of friands! Love the colour. yum x

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    • Choclette

      22nd August 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Friands were a new discovery for me last year and a complete revelation.

      Reply
  4. Johanna GGG

    22nd August 2012 at 1:34 pm

    These look neon – in an impressive sort of way – I had thought the top photo was another of your dark chocolate creations until I read the recipe – and sound delicious too

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    • Choclette

      22nd August 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Yes they are well over the top Johanna – love it 😉

      Dark chocolate and raspberry would taste great, but you wouldn’t get that amazing colour.

      Reply
  5. Jacqueline

    22nd August 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Oh those look heavenly. It is the cut through one that nearly ended me. Mmmmmmmm!!!

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    • Choclette

      22nd August 2012 at 6:27 pm

      They were lush Jac – I do hope it isn’t one of your fast days :-S

      Reply
  6. A Trifle Rushed

    22nd August 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Wonderful and I want a friand mould too. I know they’re available in Australia maybe I need to investigate ordering.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      22nd August 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Hmmm, maybe I should give in too Jude and try and find myself some friand moulds. Not that they look at all bad as they are, but …….!

      Reply
  7. Nic

    22nd August 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Lovely, got any left over??!
    I bought a friand tin ages ago and only used it once, lol!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      22nd August 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Sorry Nic, they disappeared very quickly – you’d better get that tin of yours out 😉

      Reply
  8. missflash

    22nd August 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I’ve never heard of Friands before, thanks for introducing them to me. Your friands looks lush ! x

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    • Choclette

      22nd August 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Friands are still a bit of a novelty for me, but they were so worth finding out about.

      Reply
  9. Katie

    22nd August 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Wow these look fabulous and I love their colour and thats its natural!! Gluten free too – bonus! I’ve yet to make friands, but thye look so delicious.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      22nd August 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Katie, make friends with friands, they can be a great gluten free bake.

      Reply
  10. rita cooks italian

    23rd August 2012 at 4:58 am

    Beautiful colour, they look soft and moist, my type of cake! I have never baked friands.

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    • Choclette

      23rd August 2012 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Rita, I was rather taken with the colour too and they were delicious. If ever you have spare egg whites, friands are the things to make!

      Reply
  11. thelittleloaf

    23rd August 2012 at 8:24 am

    Your friands always look delicious but these look the best yet! Love the pink colour 🙂

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    • Choclette

      23rd August 2012 at 9:03 am

      Ahh, thank you Kate. The colour certainly caused a few oohs and ahhhs!

      Reply
  12. Debs Dust Bunny

    23rd August 2012 at 8:28 am

    I’ve never heard of friands but I think I am a convert. The colour is wonderful. Thanks for introducing me to friands. These go on the To Bake list! : )

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    • Choclette

      23rd August 2012 at 9:04 am

      Friands were a discovery for me last year Debs and now I’m a complete convert. I have a few others to choose from too – all have been good.

      Reply
  13. Janice

    23rd August 2012 at 11:29 am

    Lovely colour, so sweet.

    Reply
  14. corrie

    23rd August 2012 at 11:42 am

    These are definitely on my to make list. I also like orange and poppy seed friands. 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Oh glad to hear you are a freind to frainds too 😉 Orange and poppy seed were the first ones I made.

      Reply
  15. Tea in England

    23rd August 2012 at 1:31 pm

    This must be the week for me to learn new French words. Yesterday I learned about the dariole mould, and now today: friand. Love it!

    I am a chocoholic too. Your blog is very unique. I am going to get into big trouble here. LOL

    Reply
    • Choclette

      27th August 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment – France has a lot to answer for 😉

      Reply
  16. Baker Street

    23rd August 2012 at 1:05 pm

    raspberry and white chocolate is such a wonderful combination! 🙂

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    • Choclette

      25th August 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks BS, I totally agree.

      Reply
  17. Angie's Recipes

    23rd August 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I love friand. These with raspberry and white chocolate must be divine.

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    • Choclette

      27th August 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Angie, the only friand’s I’ve ever had are my own, so I’ve no idea how authentic they are – they are very tasty though.

      Reply
  18. hungryhinny

    23rd August 2012 at 5:28 pm

    You are definitely the friand queen – I must remember this next time I have leftover egg whites! The colour is stunning – I hate using food colouring so love finding natural ways of getting really vivid hues!

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    • Choclette

      27th August 2012 at 5:49 pm

      Err, yes, I have become a bit of a fan! I have some more I made for my birthday last month I still haven’t written up. I don’t like using artificial colours, so I’m always pleased when I can get something nice and bright.

      Reply
  19. All That I'm Eating

    24th August 2012 at 10:21 am

    I’ve never made friands. These are such a wonderful colour. Raspberry and white chocolate is such a good combo!

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    • Choclette

      27th August 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Do give friands a try. They are great for using up egg whites, but worth making even without the leftovers!

      Reply
  20. Gloria

    25th August 2012 at 3:34 am

    look delicious I love them!

    Reply
  21. Annes S

    25th August 2012 at 11:22 am

    Oh I am so jealous of how pink your buns came out, my previous baking with raspberries was a fairly dull pink 🙁

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    • Choclette

      27th August 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Ahh, I expect that’s down to the fact I used whole raspberries as well as mashed up ones.

      Reply
  22. Baking Addict

    31st August 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I am yet to make friands although I bought a mould on a whim. Must try them sometime soon!

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    • Choclette

      7th February 2013 at 4:49 pm

      And can’t help wondering if you’ve tried them yet Ros?

      Reply
  23. cloviss

    7th February 2013 at 3:30 pm

    These friands are a ‘must make’ given my love for raspberries (and of course CHOCOLATE!).

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    • Choclette

      7th February 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Raspberries and chocolate are one of the best combinations – can’t wait for the raspberry season to arrive 🙂

      Reply
  24. Hayley Mulgrove

    11th November 2013 at 3:26 pm

    looks really nice. x

    Reply
  25. Maya Russell

    1st December 2013 at 9:32 am

    They look very moist. You have to consume them within a day? Easy!

    Reply
  26. prwilson

    3rd March 2014 at 12:37 am

    They could be my friends any time.

    Reply
  27. spadeforkspoon.com

    18th July 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Like the blended raspberry idea. May try that next time.

    Reply

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