June 13, 2014

Mango and Almond meal Friands .. 杏仁芒果Friands小蛋糕

It is mango season now.Everywhere here, you can see lots of mangoes hanging on the mango trees .. lol   

'Friand' is a new word to me. When i first saw this word in Ann's blog i thought it means friend but what does friend has to do with baking. Then i realise it is not friend but its friand. :D :D :D
The Friand (pronouced free-onds) is a small oval-shaped French cake often mistaken for a muffin which is not. It is baked in a special purpose oval tin called friand tin or barquette mould (shape like a boat mould) It is also appears to be related to financier, though sometimes the same mixture is baked in a rectangle tin for financier. Financier mean 'Gold Ingot' which the shape resembles. Both are popular in western cafes and comes with variety of flavours. You can have Mango and Pistachio Friands from Ann and Lemony Prunes from Cheah.

I don't have friand tins, i replace it with muffin tins. I am trying to search for the friand tins around the baking supplies in my place but unfortunately can't find any :(
This friands taste fabulous. Love the texture, it is moist and dense but it is soft. They cute and  prefect for a morning breakfast or a afternoon tea.

 My youngest polish 1 once the friands are out of the oven and he reserved another one for his afternoon tea  ;D

Mango and Almond Friands
Recipe source : adapted from Ann from Anncoo Journal with a little changes in purple
Originally from recipe adapted from Taste.com  by Ann

Ingredients: - makes 4-5

70g Almond meal
60g Icing sugar
30g Plain flour
105g Egg whites
95g Butter, melted, cooled
1-2 Mango, sliced

 To Do:
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Grease friand pan (I don't have friand pan, i use muffin pan) with butter or cooking spray. Add almond meal to icing sugar and flour into a mixing bowl.

  • Use a fork to whisk egg whites in a large bowl until frothy. Add butter and almond  mixture. Stir gently until just combined.

  • Fill prepared pans. Lay mango slices over batter and bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar or snow powder. (i forgot to dust mind with icing sugar :p)


This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (June 2014, Butter) organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and me, my little favourite DIY, hosted by Jozelyn from Spice Up My Kitchen. Please link your post HERE!!


Little Thumbs Up (June)
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接下来的7月份我们的主持是 Jasline来自Foodie Baker,她的主题是"馬鈴薯/土豆"


  1. Mui Mui,

    You are very creative to use your muffin tin for this friands.

  2. so cute so cute! i love how you use your existing bakeware to bake your friands... thanks for the brilliant idea

  3. mui mui, I must go out and buy mangoes!

  4. Hi Mui Mui, Your mango friands look pretty. Mine were a bit dark because of the ground pistachio used. Thank you very much for taking your time to explain "Friands" in detail to readers. :)

  5. Hi Mui Mui, oh yes 2 months ago I've tried the Lemon Friands using Ann's recipe. I too used muffin pan. Your Mango Friands look delicious ... with fruity mango slice, yummy!

  6. 圆圆的,也是很漂亮一下 :)

  7. Yes, I have been eating lots of mangoes lately....but not in a way of using it to bake cakes or any desserts. I know this friands taste very yummy as it has almond meal in it.

  8. Mui Mui, I think one of the reasons I like friands is also because of their unique oval-shape! I like the mango strips on top of your friands!

  9. Your friands look beautiful with the mango slices on top.

  10. Lovely! I have baked friands before and love the nutty dense taste too! great idea to use up mangoes from over zealous buying lol!

  11. 很抱歉,一直想到你家到访,就一直延迟时至今日。
    Mui Mui你家的皮"李哦"做得好漂亮! 我也是现在才认识"皮李哦"。所以说部落格真是个分享的好天地,大家互相学习成长。

  12. Title friand 的word少了 *R* 。 :)

    1. 我也想try这recipe很久了,bookmark了ann 的lemon friand 到现在都还没做。你弄得我心思思了。哈哈

  13. Miu Mui...
    thumbs up! !!!!
    我每天都吃芒果呢~~~ =P

  14. Miu Miu, this is so pretty and the little forks are so cute!

  15. looks yummy, like the smiling face fork too, so cute.

  16. Mui Mui, your friand looks awesome with mango in it!

  17. Hi Doreen,

    You know what??? I don't have a friand tin too :p Good that you have baked larger mango friands in muffin cups. Being so good, I guess only the larger ones can fully satisfy you :p


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  19. I have the friand mould, but I seldom use it to make friands, can I have some from you?

  20. Thanks for the link, Doreen. Your Friands look very appealing too!

  21. Mui mui, your mango friands looks good to me. I have tried financiers, next will be friands.

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  23. hi doreen, i dont hv a friand pan too, i hv seen some bloggers using muffin tins too and it looks great ..just like yours..i think next time if i want to make friands, i just stick to muffin pan..i hv not seen a friand pan over at my place too


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