Orange & almond friands with orange syrup

Recipe: Orange & Almond Friands With Orange Syrup


  • Cooking oil spray, to grease
  • 230g (1 1/2 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 185g Nuttelex dairy-free margarine, melted
  • 100g (1 cup) almond meal
  • 75g (1/2 cup) gluten-free plain flour
  • 6 egg whites, lightly whisked
  • 1 tbs finely grated orange rind

Orange syrup

  • 1 orange
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 160ml (2/3 cup) fresh orange juice
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) water


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Spray twelve 80ml (1/3-cup) capacity muffin pans with cooking spray to lightly grease.
  2. Place icing sugar, margarine, almond meal, flour, egg whites and orange rind in a bowl and stir until just combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture among the prepared pans. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean.
  4. Remove from oven. Set aside in the pans for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool slightly. Meanwhile, to make the orange syrup, use a zester to remove the rind from the orange. (Alternatively, use a vegetable peeler to peel the rind from the orange. Use a small sharp knife to remove the pith from the rind and cut the rind into very thin strips.)
  5. Stir the orange zest, sugar, orange juice and water in a small saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Cook, without stirring, for 2 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.
  6. Place the orange & almond friands on serving plates and drizzle with warm orange syrup to serve.

Number of servings (yield): 12

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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