Berry Friands

These little “tarts” are special and delicious treats that can be served at tea time or as a Christmas dessert.


  • 175g butter
  • 6 egg whites
  • 250ml ground almonds
  • 10ml vanilla essence
  • 375ml icing sugar
  • 125ml flour or
  • gluten free flour
  • 12 fresh or frozen strawberries / raspberries / blackberries
  • Extra icing sugar for dusting

Melt the butter and add all the remaining ingredients except the berries. Stir to combine.

Spoon or pour the mixture evenly into 12 greased muffins tins.  Place a berry in the centre of each one.  Bake at 190°C for 25 minutes. Remove from tin and cool on a rack.

When cool, lightly sieve with icing sugar.

Variation: These can be baked in the mini muffin tins using a smaller berry or one cut in half.  Sliced apples, pears or pecan nuts can be used instead of the berries.

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