I've wanted a friand pan for a while and I'm so happy that my good friend brought the pan back from Australia finally. Friands are small moist tea cakes usually contain almond meal, egg whites and fruit. Since I still have half a fresh pineapple leftover from my previous post ~ Making Dried Pineapple Flowers, I made Pineapple Friands the next day. These small cakes are soft and very fragrant but a little greasy after being baked. I've to use paper towel to dab off the excess oil. Not sure whether the problem was too much butter added or I've not mixed the batter well enough but they definitely tasted much better the next day. Keep the small cakes in a container and into the refrigerator. Then cover the cakes loosely in aluminium foil and reheat in a toaster oven for about 8-10 minutes at 180 degrees C. Great to serve them warm at anytime of the day.
This small tea cake looks so lovely with the dried pineapple flower on it.