Gluten-free friands are an easy to make french cake that is really popular here in Australia and makes for a simple morning or afternoon tea snack. They’re generally oval in shape and you can find these moulds in any good kitchenware store (check out Kmart if you’re keen!)
- 5 Egg whites, beaten to a stiff peak
- 150g Almond meal
- 3 Lemons – both the juice and zest
- 180g Icing sugar
- 100g of Gluten-free self-raising flour
- 160g Melted butter
- Your choice of frozen raspberries, blueberries or orange zest and poppy seeds.
- Pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees centigrade.
- Grease a silicone muffin tin or rectangle baking tray.
- Whisk the egg whites to a stiff peak.
- Combine all the ingredients except the egg whites.
- Fold the egg whites in to the mixture, making sure not to over mix.
- Spoon the mixture in to the moulds, filling them levelly to the top.
Tip: You can buy a rectangle shape silicone baking trays from Kmart for $5. This recipe is perfect to make a full tray of 6 that size. You can use a standard non-stick muffin tray as well, though you may need to cook them a couple of minutes longer to account for the size difference. If you’re using the muffin tin, only fill them to 3/4 of the way full.
- Cook for 9 mins on 170 degrees, and then drop to 160 degrees and cook for a further 8 minutes.
- Keep in the tray for 10 minutes before turning out on to a cooling tray.