Pear and Hazelnut Friands [Recipe]

I bought a couple of friand tins a few months ago and decided to use them today after finding a recipe in the newspaper a little while ago. Of course if you don’t have a friand tin you can just use an ordinary 12 cup muffin/cupcake tin instead.


20g unsalted butter, melted (for greasing the tin)
6 egg whites
180g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
120g hazelnut meal
220g icing sugar, sifted
80g plain flour, sifted
2 pears – one peeled, cored and grated; one quartered, cored and sliced

1. Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F) and grease friand tin with melted butter. Set aside
2. Lightly whisk egg whites for a couple of minutes (until they look like “foam”) then whisk in cooled melted butter
3. Add hazelnut meal, sugar, flour and grated pear, mix to combine (I just used the whisk)
4. Divide mix evenly into tins. Top each with slices of pear
5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops of the friands spring back when touched (or when a skewer comes out clean) Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve


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2 thoughts on “Pear and Hazelnut Friands [Recipe]

  1. Ema Jones August 22, 2014 at 4:35 am Reply

    I’m topping it up with maple syrup 🙂

  2. mmmarzipan August 22, 2014 at 10:15 am Reply


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