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Macadamia Friands

macadamia friands

These easy to prepare friands are warm and citrus in flavour, making them a great autumn treat.


140g unsalted butter
160g unsalted macadamias
200g pure icing sugar
65g plain flour, sifted
5 egg whites

Citrus Syrup:

Juice of 2 limes, strained
100g caster sugar

    Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease 10 friand or 80ml muffin pans with butter.

    Melt the butter in a saucepan and simmer gently until it deepens in colour. Remove from heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes.

    Grind macadamias and icing sugar together in a blender and place in a mixing bowl. Stir through flour. Stir in the egg whites (don’t beat them) and mix to make a soft batter. Pour the melted butter through a fine sieve into the batter and mix thoroughly.  Spoon the mixture into the tins to fill about three-quarters full.

    Bake for 5 minutes at 200°C then lower oven temperature to 180°C and bake for a further 20–25 minutes, covering the cakes if they get too brown.

    Turn the oven off and leave the friands inside for 5 minutes. Cool slightly in the tin and then turn onto a rack. Brush each friand with warm syrup making sure you brush into the crevices. When cool, store in an airtight tin.

    Syrup.  Combine lime juice and sugar in a pan and bring to the boil, stirring until dissolved.

    TIP: Oranges or lemons can be substituted for the limes.
    Categories: sweets

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