Monday, December 27, 2010

Baked (in Kyneton) - Orange Blossom Friands

Have you all survived Christmas? Anyone brave the boxing day sales? I'm not one for boxing day shopping...I think I'd lose it ;)

We're having a fantastic time, just hanging out with family, but this morning I felt the need to bake. After flipping through my mother-in-law's Australian Women's Weeklys, I came across these Orange Blossom Friands. Holy delicious, and really easy to make.

Orange Blossom Friands - makes about 28

butter for greasing
6 egg whites
185g unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon orange blossom water
1 cup ground almonds
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup flaked almonds

Honey syrup
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons orange blossom water

Preheat oven to 180c/350f. Grease patty tin with butter.
Place egg whites in a medium bowl; whisk lightly with a fork, until combined. Add butter, honey, orange blossom water, ground almonds, sifted flour and icing sugar, and stir until combined. Fill each patty cup with about a tablespoon of mixture. Top with flaked almonds.

Bake for about 12 minutes. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining mixture and flaked almonds.

Honey syrup: combine the honey and water in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Remove from heat and stir in the orange blossom water. Cool.

Serve friands drizzled with Honey Syrup. I might add that these are delicious paired with champagne! Enjoy.

Back in a few days with some images of Victoria! Have a lovely day.



greenbeenfood said...

they look delicious! enjoy yourself.

the southern hostess said...

These are lovely and sound so delicious.

Callie Grayson said...

These look absolutely lovely and delicious!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

These look so pretty (and yummy!)
I'm just about to make your Gruyere Cheese Puffs to bring to a little get-together this afternoon. :)
Hope you're having a wonderful holiday!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

survived and in recovery phase :) family is awesome and exhausting. and i went back to ontario just in time for the second big storm. it was fun though.
cheers and thx for another great recipe

denise said...

these look gorgeous! do you know if orange blossom water is available in the UK? :) (sorry if that's a silly question!)

Marisa Midori said...

These sound delicious! And I love the slivered almonds on top. So simple and pretty. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday in Australia!

Natasha said...

Your photos are stunning! Enjoy the rest of your holiday and happy new year :)

Kitty M said...

Hi Janis hoping you had a fabulous Christmas and sending you lots of love for the New Year!

Have a fantastic 2011 :-)