These Thermomix Blueberry and Almond Friands make the perfect teatime treat. Pop the kettle on, put your feet up and enjoy!
A Friand is a small almond cake which is popular in Australia and New Zealand. It’s very similar to the French Financier which is rectangle in shape (not someone who works in the financial services!).
I’ve used blueberries for this recipe but you can use any berries you like. Friands are made with a lot of egg whites and at the end of this post I’ve listed some recipes to use up leftover egg yolks.
Friands are typically made without cupcake cases so it’s really important to generously brush each muffin hole with melted butter then sprinkle flour on each of them. I usually use cupcake cases for everything so was a bit nervous about them sticking to the pan but they came out well.
Thermomix Friands – step by step
The batter is quite runny which makes it easy to pour straight from the Thermomix Bowl. Fill each hole about halfway to two thirds of the way up. Pop three blueberries on top – don’t worry too much about pushing them down as the mixture will rise around them.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool. Use a table knife if necessary to help them release them from the muffin tin.
For special occasions the Friands look lovely dusted in icing sugar – I forgot to do this for the photos!