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Lemon and raspberry friands recipe

This easy friand recipe combines almond meal with fresh lemon and raspberries. These friands are the perfect recipe for morning tea or afternoon tea. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 180g unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 180g icing sugar
  • 100g almond meal
  • Zest of 1 lemon, finely chopped
  • 5 egg whites
  • 20 raspberries


Preheat oven to 200C.Grease a 12-hole friand tin.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over a low heat and cook for 1 minute or until golden.

Sift plain flour and icing sugar into a mixing bowl.Stir in almond meal and lemon zest. Lightly beat egg whites with a fork and stir into dry ingredients.

Spoon mixture into tin, filling each hole two-thirds full and gently press two raspberries into each friand.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 180C and cook for another 15-20 minutes until golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in tins for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Dust with icing sugar just before serving.


  • A regular muffin tin or deep patty pan tins can be used.
  • Make larger friands by filling only 8-10 holes.
  • What to do with 5 egg yolks? Try making a yummy rich custard!
  • You can adjust this recipe using 100g butter, 3 whole eggs instead of 5 egg whites and adding the juice of the lemon.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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