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Chocolate Macadamia Friands - Orgran


  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Serves: 12

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup ORGRAN All Purpose Plain Flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 6 egg whites
  • unsalted butter
  • finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • extra pure icing sugar for dusting

Method

  • 1. Preheat oven to 170°C (350°F).
  • 2. Prepare a 12-cup friand tray by spraying cups with cooking spray.
  • 3. Sift icing sugar, flour and cocoa into a large mixing bowl. Stir in almond meal. Mix well to combine ingredients.
  • 4. Place egg whites into a separate, clean, dry bowl. Whip until stiff. Whites need to be stiff as the only raising agent in friands is the air beaten into the egg whites.
  • 5. Fold egg whites into dry ingredients.
  • 6. Place butter into a small saucepan. Melt over a gentle heat.
  • 7. Place chopped macadamias onto a flat oven tray. Place into a moderately-hot oven. Bake for approx. 10 minutes or until just lightly toasted. Stir into mixture in bowl. Stir in melted butter and vanilla essence.
  • 8. About 3/4 fill each friand cup with mixture. Smooth surface of each with the back of a metal spoon dipped in boiling water.
  • 9. Place into a moderately-hot oven and bake for approx. 20 minutes or until cooked when tested.
  • 10. When cooked, remove from oven. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before carefully removing friands onto a fine wire cake rack to cool.
  • 11. Dust with pure icing sugar just before serving.