Recipe for sweet Strawberry and Almond Friands

375 ml (1 ½ C) icing sugar
125 ml ( ½ C) cake flour
6 egg whites
185 g butter, melted
315 ml (1 ¼ C) ground almonds
150 g fresh strawberries, washed and thinly sliced

How to
Sift together the icing sugar and the cake flour.

Place the egg whites in a clean medium bowl. Whisk lightly.

Add the melted butter, sifted dry ingredients and the ground almonds. Stir lightly until the mixture is combined.

Spoon the mixture into a friand baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

Arrange the sliced strawberries on top of the friand mixture.

Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 20 minutes or until the friands are well risen and lightly golden.

Leave to stand in the pan for five minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

If desired, dust with icing sugar before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Pomegranate Days– a blog by Sam Taylor

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