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 shape...so 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 !
awww.....love 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 !
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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