Friday, April 20, 2012

Coconut Friands - French Fridays With Dorie

Today is FFWD and I am happy that I can make it to join the rest of my  Dorista friends in making these delectable friands.  We get to compare notes and improve oneself :)  Today's recipe for FFWD is Coconut Friands....whoa , this is lovely and delicious. The aroma that wafted out of the oven while it was baking was so coconutty good ( is there such a word in the dictionary ? nay, alright my invention then)  LOL!  ....the coconut fragrance was heavenly...even Wild Boar commented on the beautiful aroma cause it perfumed the whole house...seriously, I am not joking !   :)))

I really have to thank Dorie for sharing such a great friand recipe and what more they are made with dessicated coconut . Friands are traditionally made from nutmeal and butter especially with almond meal. This is my first time trying out with dessicated coconut.  This is so delicious that I am going to make this again.  I made these for our church cell group bible classes....I am sure they will love these delicious and mouth-watering friands.  Dorie suggested that fresh fruits and dried orange or lemon zest can be added to the friands and true enough it was really good ! I have so much fresh cranberries in the freezer , so I took up her suggestions and added cranberries to it....the tartness from the fruits gave the friands a refreshing taste.  Great for parties and children will love these coconut friands as much as the adults . Easy to whip up, doesnt need a cake mixer , just the hand to whisk all the ingredients together.  I made these in just 40 mins that inclusive of baking time !  And my silicone friands molds turned out useful.  I heart them...small oval cute and beautiful.  

love the silicone molds which I bought from UK and
the fresh cranberries...awww now I know what I am going
to do with the 3 packets stashed in the freezer :)

could not resist taking another shot at the cranberries sitting
on the coconut friands before putting them into the oven :p

slightly over browned but it turned out delicious
Wild Boar loves it this way....crispy edges..
oh...the coconut fragrance is truly heavenly !

 them all and I am going to take them 
for the bible classes this evening :)

the whole friand is packed with dessicated coconut
it is so delicious...crispy edges and moist and buttery soft
on the inside... every bite is yummy good !

Ingredients :-

4 large egg whites ,preferably at room temperature
1 1/2 cups shredded dried coconut,preferably unsweetened
2/3 cup sugar * I reduce the amount to suit my taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
8 tbsp or 1 stick of  butter - melted

Whisk the egg whites till smooth and a bit foamy, gently add in the rest of the ingredients. Scoop the batter into muffin tins or friand molds and bake at 350F or 170 C for 17-20 mins till browned or cooked thru.

Do hop over to see how my  Dorista friends have come up with
their version of these Coconut Friands.  Buy the book 
Around My French Table and join us in FFWD !

Have a great weekend !

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  1. am so nice still trying to make steam cake...adoi....flop 3 times liao....really me no talent in baking and cooking la

  2. Hi..
    Dessert looks so delicious and mouthwatering..
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  3. I also has a packet of cranberry stashed in the freezer since last Christmas. I have all the ingredients and think i should give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Haha, I used that word, Coconutty, too (just spelled it differently)! Love your cranberry topping, I'm sure it goes really well with the coconut flavor :). Next time, I'll try making these with dessicated coconut instead!

  5. Cranberries look like a wonderful addition to this cake!

  6. Cranberries? I wouldn't have thought of that.

  7. Elin - your friands look lovely! I am sure they were enjoyed by all.

  8. Just lovely! I'm sure the fruit adds a whole other layer of flavor! I'll bet your friends just loved these!

  9. Simply lovely! Love the addition of fruit.

  10. I love the idea of adding a few fresh cranberries -- they look marvelous! The tart of the berry must taste great w/the rich coconut. Nice.

  11. Wonderful photos of the different steps of preparation! And the Coconut Cranberry Friands looked they turned out quite delightfully. Nice post.

  12. The cranberries and oval shape make your friands so pretty, Elin! I bet your church group is going to be very pleased to get them. :)

  13. Nice oval shapes. They look so dainty. And the fruit on top is a nice touch.

  14. Elin, I wouldn't have considered cranberries but I know they must be a delicious contrast to the coconut. Mmmmm And, I have always looked, never purchased nor tried, the silicone pans. You seem to like them, huh? Interesting. Nice Post. Mary

  15. Wow, never heard of friands before but I'm so happy to meet them - your's look fabulous!

  16. THese really looks moist and delicious! I love the cranberries on top of the friends, lent such a beautiful color to them!

  17. Lucky you with the friand molds! And I love your addition of tart cranberries with the sweet yummy!

  18. Love your friand molds...I love coconut treats! This is something I will have to try in a muffin pan.

  19. Love the fruit on top. I thought about it, but just ate them plain. Somehow, added fruit makes it seem less decadent.

  20. the coconut is already very good, and now with added topping, i geuss its perfect

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  21. love your last picture , it looks so tender and moist !

  22. I need to get some cranberries to make more friands with! I love the fruit and combination ideas I'm getting from everyone's posts! :)

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  23. Cranberries - oooh now that definitelyl takes this up a notch or two. Oh, and if coconutty isn't a word it should be :)