Tasty peach friand

Apr 08, 2024
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A friand is by far one of the most perfect afternoon tea delights for a number of reasons. Whether it’s the tasty flavour, the dense and moist texture or just how easy they are to whip up and keep fresh for a few days in an airtight container – they are easily some of the best.

This peach flavour is also not only mouthwateringly good but also fairly unique and will have your guests asking you for the recipe after the very first bite. Serve them up fresh or freeze them to enjoy at a later date – either way, you’re bound to fall in love!


  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted
  • 180g butter, melted
  • 6 egg whites
  • 410g can peach slices in natural juice, drained, chopped
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease a 12-hole friand pan (or muffin pan).
  2. In a large bowl, combine icing sugar, almond meal and flour. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and blend in butter, stirring gently until just combined.
  3. In a clean bowl, lightly whisk egg whites until frothy and fold through almond mixture. Blend in 3/4 chopped peaches.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly into prepared pan. Top each with a couple of pieces of reserved peaches.
  5. Bake for 20-25 mins until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in pan for 5 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar.
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