Berry Friands (gluten free)

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Berry Friands (gluten free)

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This recipe is an example of sweet baking that pairs beautifully with tea.  We enjoy these friands served with either pure white tea or alternatively a black tea such as an Earl Grey.



2-3 tbsp butter, melted

170 gms butter

6 large egg whites

1 cup ground almonds

1 ½ cups icing sugar, gluten free

½ cup gluten free flour mix   **(see note at end of recipe)

½ tsp baking powder, gluten free

about 1 cup berries e.g fresh or frozen blueberries, rasperries, sliced strawberries

Zest of one lemon (optional) 



Preheat oven to 175 degrees celcius. 

Prepare a 12 hole friand tin by greasing well with the first measure of butter.

Melt the second measure of butter and set aside.

Place egg whites in a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy.

Add the ground almonds, icing sugar, the sifted flour mix, baking powder and finally the melted butter and lemon zest. 

Whisk well to make a smooth batter.

Transfer mixture to a jug and pour into the friand holes. This is the easiest way to do this. 

Arrange berries on top of each friand.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until lightly golden. 

Leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool. 


We suggest serving with freshly whipped cream or yoghurt alongside your preferred cup of Stir Tea.  


** This recipe is from my go to recipe book for Gluten free cooking and baking called: Goodbye Gluten, written by New Zealander, Sally Holland.  The book contains a beautiful selection of sweet and savoury recipes for everyday and special occasions.

You will find Sally's gluten free flour recipe shared on her website: