I have been very busy with office work lately and thus explained why I was not updating here. Too tired to bake and do the washing up :p
When Chef Dennis wrote this on his blog some weeks back on Sarah Jane and her show ...I was like "wow it's cool " ..I would like to help but my photography skill sucks... I know that Sarah will not be impressed by my photos :) so did not send them over to her :p Anyway, since I have her products on hand, I would like to share this wonderful recipe with all of you. The best friands I have eaten so far.....
Joanna ,my Piggy gal was in UK last year and when I saw Sarah Jane 's Silicone Moulds on Zurin's blog , I was wow by all her silicone products. So I asked Jo to get some for me online and have it sent to her UK address...cheaper shipping fees ! I ordered a few silicone molds from Silicone Moulds .com, heart shaped moulds for Gertrude , my dear friend who is my sifu when it comes to baking and cooking and these friand financier oval silicone moulds for myselfs and a set 3 mini loaf tins :) I love these silicone molds and I have my eyes on their lastest products and planning to get some of them :p when Josh goes over to UK next year :)
I was one of the winners for a giveaway silicone baking mat from Chef Dennis....sponsored by Sarah Jane. Thank you Sarah for the baking mat :) Love it. Haven't got the chance to use it yet . So this makes me a fan since I have quite a few items already in my pantry cupboard :) Ok.. back to these delectable friands....I baked them using Sarah's Silicone Moulds and it turned out great. Simply love the fragrant and the moist and light texture of these friands.
*I am not advertising for Sarah Jane's silicone moulds but I just want to share with my readers and friends how wonderful her silicone molds are ! :)
I can't wait to devour them when they were out of the oven...the mouth-watering aroma wafting out of the oven with the orange fragrance...gosh, these friands are addictive. One is not enough ,I gave some to Claire and I am sure she will tell you how good these friands are. The almond meal and egg whites make the friands texture light and yet moist at the same time. This is a keeper for sure and I shall make these for my Piggies....especially Piggy Jo for the effort of lugging them back for me :)
Orange & Poppy Seed Friands ( adapted from SWongkaew )
( Printable Recipe )
150 gms of butter plus extra for greasing tins
1/2 cup of all -purpose flour
zest from 2 oranges
150 gms of almond meal (ground almonds)
3 tbsp of poppy seeds
5 egg whites
small friand or financier tins for baking
Preheat oven 400deg F ( 200 deg C )
Lightly butter 10 friands tins. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a medium low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes until golden brown, taking care not to burn it. Cool slightly.
Finely grate the zest from oranges. Whisk the flour, icing sugar, orange zest, almond meal and poppy seeds together in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until frothy. Add whites to the dry ingredients along with the butter. Whisk gently until just combined.
Spoon batter into the tins. Bake until golden brown. Depending on th side of the tins, this may take from 10-15 mins so keep an eye on the oven.
Store friands in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Enjoy and have fun making these delectable friands for your family
HAPPY EASTER !
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