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Browned Butter Coffee Friands

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Friands are small almond cakes, which are also known as financiers in France. They are moist, chewy, rich and perfectly dense. You don't need a special oval Friand pan to bake these, a standard muffin tin would work just fine. This recipe makes about 10 standard muffins or 6 rectangles (10x6.5x4cm). Coffee friands are the perfect accompaniment to your mid-morning or afternoon break. The remaining friands can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for a month.

  • 185 g Butter, chopped
  • 125 g Almond meal
  • 220 g Confectioners' sugar
  • 75 g White spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp Ground coffee powder
  • 6 Egg whites, lightly beaten until frothy
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Brush six 140ml capacity non-stick mini loaf pans (or 10 regular muffin cups) with melted butter to lightly grease.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium-low heat, then simmer for 5 minutes until golden brown (take care not to burn). Cool slightly.
  3. Combine the almond meal, confectioners' sugar, white spelt flour and coffee powder. Whisk the egg whites until frothy. Add to the dry ingredients, with the butter. Stir until just combined.
  4. Divide the batter among prepared pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  5. Set aside in the pans for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool. Serve dusted with a little extra sifted confectioners' sugar, if desired.

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Paula Montenegro 11/4/21 14:48

These are so tempting! I love anything with brown butter, so will give them a try. Thanks for sharing Angie!

Brian 11/4/21 15:04

Yum, I think we could become friends with friands very quickly!

Martha 11/4/21 16:20

These look so amazing Angie, wish I could reach right through the screen to help myself - yum!

Christine 11/4/21 17:11

Yummy I have never heard of them thanks for sharing!

Tom 11/4/21 17:31

...I would like to try one right now!

Pedro 11/4/21 17:34

Look delicious, ideal to take to work and eat with a coffee.

[Reply] 11/4/21 17:36

You have the most unusual recipes Angie, I'm always learning something new! These sound delicious!

DEZMOND 11/4/21 20:17

They look very cute that small, love how they are done in individual portions. Oooh, I have the same rose forks inherited from mother LOL

foodtravelandwine 12/4/21 00:38

I love them!....they look so tempting!....I love how cute they are!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Gloria Baker 12/4/21 03:36

These looks amazing and delicious Angie!!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 12/4/21 06:55

Oh! Now you are definitely talking my language, Angie!
Coffee and almonds, with that lovely buttery flavour, yummy!
I know it's only 6am, here in the UK, but I'm craving them already!
Have a great Monday and thanks for sharing :)

speedy70 12/4/21 08:51

Mi piace molto la farina di mandorle nei dolci, che bontà!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 12/4/21 12:53

These mini cakes sound terrific! Perfect with a cup of tea after lunch! Have a great week, Angie!!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 12/4/21 13:01

my kind of recipe simple, a few ingredients and this looks as I am sure fabulous in minutes! great recipe,

Eva Taylor 12/4/21 14:19

They look delicious, I haven’t made financiers in ages! Love the flavour too. Must keep my eyes open for white spelt flour.

Tanza Erlambang 12/4/21 15:00

love coffee taste and smell....

Have a great day

Mae Travels 12/4/21 15:11

Friands can mean a lot of kinds of pastry. I was more familiar with what it says in Wikipedia — that they are 'a tasty thing', generally referring to sausage, cheese, herbs or other stuffing baked in puff pastry, Yours sound good too.

be well... mae at

Nancy Chan 12/4/21 15:51

Look very nice and yummy. Makes me think of hot coffee or tea. Yums!

Kitchen Riffs 12/4/21 16:13

I stopped at the brown butter -- love that stuff! And anything that's made with it. This looks excellent -- thanks.

Balvinder 12/4/21 16:34

These small coffee loaves sound fabulous!

Suja Manoj 12/4/21 17:40

Love coffee flavor, loaves looks absolutely yummy

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 12/4/21 21:44

They look delicious, Angie! This sounds like a wonderful recipe and I would love to have one with coffee in the morning.

tigerfish 12/4/21 23:34

I love coffee bakes/desserts because the bitterness of coffee perfectly balances the sweetness of the bakes/desserts .

Pame Recetas 13/4/21 01:05

These look so perfect, the taste of coffee is always good for me. I have never tried cooking friands, it's time to go for them! Thanks for the recipe Angie!

Heidi | The Frugal Girls 13/4/21 02:25

I love that these only require regular muffin tins to make. A couple of these would go so perfectly with my coffee right now!

bread&salt 13/4/21 04:39

These cakes go well with our tea-breaks . Looks yummy.

Valentina 20/4/21 21:44

Another amazing bread! And anything with coffee grabs my attention. :-) ~Valentina

claire 21/4/21 00:36

I think this recipe is worth trying :-)


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