Gluten Free Friands

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.


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees centigrade.
  2. Grease a silicone muffin tin or rectangle baking tray.
  3. Whisk the egg whites to a stiff peak.
  4. Combine all the ingredients except the egg whites.
  5. Fold the egg whites in to the mixture, making sure not to over mix.
  6. 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.
  7. Cook for 9 mins on 170 degrees, and then drop to 160 degrees and cook for a further 8 minutes.
  8. Keep in the tray for 10 minutes before turning out on to a cooling tray.