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Pineapple Friands

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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.
Before you go on to read my recipe, I wanted to say I'm very honoured and excited to have been interviewed by the co-founder Pauline Wong of Munch Ministry two days ago. Please head over to Munch Ministry to read this short interview when you've the time. Munch Ministry is a foodie community of home chefs cooking and sharing with one another where you can find many interesting and delicious recipes there. 


This small tea cake looks so lovely with the dried pineapple flower on it.


Pineapple Friands
    Ingredients: recipe adapted from Taste.Com with slight modification
      6 Egg whites (about 235-240g)
      100g Icing sugar (about 1 cup)
      95g Plain flour (3/4 cup)
      60g Almond meal (3/4 cup)
      200g Butter, melted
      1/2 cups Macadamia nuts (did not add)
      240g Fresh pineapple, finely chopped, drain away excess pineapple juice ~ do not squeeze 


      Method:
  • Preheat oven to 170 degree C. Grease a 12-hole 1/2 cup-capacity oval friand pan
  • Place egg whites in a bowl. Whisk for 30 seconds or until frothy. Sift sugar and flour over egg whites and mix well with a hand whisk.
  • Add almond meal, butter and pineapple. Gently stir until just combined with a rubber spatula.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared holes. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre of 1 friand comes out clean.
  • Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar or snow powder. Serve.


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Little Thumbs Up, hosted by Zoe@Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen@My Little Favourite DIY

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  1. Looks really beautiful and bet it must be very delicious too! Wish I could have one from you to try first! Indeed, a THUMBS UP to you!

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    1. Thanks Mel! I definitely love to bake for you when you're here :)

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  2. These are delightful and gorgeous!

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  3. These friands look so moist and delicious... I reckon can use a muffin pan also?

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    1. Yes you can bake this in muffin pan too but monitor the baking time carefully.

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  4. Hi Ann,

    I have extended our Little Thumbs Up pineapple event until end Feb. Will be happy to link your beautiful pineapple friands post with us :D

    Cheers!

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, thank you for extending the event. Really appreciate it :)

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  5. Ann, these cakes must be so yum, yum, yummy! Do you think it will work in a muffin pan?

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    1. Phone Hong, yes, I think it works in the muffin pan.

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  6. These cakes looks yummy!!! I give you additional marks A+ for the beautiful pineapple flowers :)

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  7. 加了干黄梨花,真的有锦上添花的感觉哟 :)

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    1. 那底面也很可爱,等下一次拍照的时候,就反过来拍。

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  8. Wow! Another beautiful creation...love the cheery look of these friands.

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  9. Hi Ann,
    我是第一次认识Friands这种蛋糕呢!
    原来是很香, 很moist还很特别的一种小糕.
    还有它私家的烤盘呢!!
    配上黄梨花真的美的很哦!!

    要谢谢你把你的贴子link到我们的''小姆子说好'的活动,
    你的参与让我们的活动更热闹哦 \(^^)/
    mui

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    1. Hi Mui Mui,
      哈哈。。。第一次已中文留言哦!
      是啊,这小蛋糕主要用蛋白,比较健康,而且很容易做。
      呵呵。。。我就是等那私家烤盘,等到颈项都长了 :DD

      不用客气,大家开心就好。
      我一定回支持你的!

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    2. Ann,
      先谢谢你哦(^^)
      我的中文还可以吧!!! 嘻嘻!

      我送奖来了, 请到我家领奖哦!!
      http://my123favourites.blogspot.com/2013/02/sesame-roasted-chicken-and-awards.html
      祝你生活愉快,有个美丽的周末..=)

      mui

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    3. Mui Mui,
      你的中文比我好的多了,我时常会打错字,真的要多做点功课才行。
      谢谢你送的奖,太感动了!
      也祝你和家人有个快乐的星期天!!

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  10. Loved the cake... and those pineapple flowers. awesome

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  11. I like friand coz it is more healthier than cake. Loves ur idea of dried pineapple flower. Will try out this.

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  12. Hi, Ann, friands seem to be very popular in Australia, even Gloria Jeans have them & William also loves it but I never make them coz have to buy another pan to make them, hai, so I better just appreciate from you~ Or unless William will accept my chiffon cake first, haha! Will pop over to the Munch Ministry to see the interview!

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    1. Jessie, I love the cute little shape that's the reason why I want to buy the friand pan. Will bake another one soon.
      Thank you :) That was a very short interview.

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  13. 我也忍不住给你多多个拇指。

    不过,我的拇指是有点皱皮皱皮的啦。
    哈哈。。。

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    1. 谢谢!无所谓啦!很感激你的多多个拇指 :D

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  14. Ann, 我也来给你 多多的Thumbs Up !

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    1. 哈哈。。。让我来算一下有多少个拇指 :D

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  15. Hi Ann! Another interesting cake and something new to me... You can't get the pan in Singapore?

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    1. No :( My friend bought the pan at the summer sales.

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  16. So that pan is for making friands ! I've seen a silicon version of it last time :D Your friands look certainly delicious ! Will lurk at Munch Ministry after this ;D

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    1. I think the silicon friand mould is much lighter. You can also bake muffin with the pan.

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  17. The Friands look so pretty with the dried pieces of pineapple on top. Bet they taste yummy too with the pineapple bits. Lovely clicks, Ann!

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  18. this looks as good as from the dessert shop! well done on your interview!

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  19. Those pineapple flowers look too good to eat. Well almost, I'd love to chomp on a few with those moist little cakes. Hope all is well with you Ann!
    -Gina-

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    1. Hi Gina, thank you for your compliment :)

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  20. YUM! Another fabulous pineapple recipe that I love to try for my hubby who loves this fruit. I've made some dried pineapple flowers too for my cheesecake. They're very decorative & easy to make too. ;)

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    1. Kit, cheesecake with dried pineapple flowers must be very delicious and pretty! Will check on your post later.

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  21. wow Ann, these friands are ever so inviting with pineapple chips!

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  22. Love both your pineapple flowers and those cute friands! Yes, they are greasy, but they taste really good.

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  23. That looks totally beautiful. I didn't know friands needed a separate pan, even though it looks a bit like a cupcake pan too.. ;)

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  24. now seeing your beautiful pineapple friands, i regret that i didnt buy the friand pan during my visit to aust the other time. Ann, they are truly beautiful, i'm very sure they tasted great!

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  25. Hi I just made some of these pineapple friands with the flower!! Tasted soo delicious!! The pineapple flavour was nice and strong but also not too sweet!!!
    Just a note to those who are planning to make this to reduce the amount of butter used as it was quite greasy.
    Thank you for the recipe! ♡ can't wait to make it again!

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    1. Thank you for trying this pineapple friands. :)
      Please leave your name when you're here next time :))

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