Strawberries

We have the most beautiful strawberry farm right on our door step, so its a regular stop to either pick or purchase a few kilos.  Mind you both my son and niece can easily destroy a kilogram in an afternoon.

With this abundance of strawberries, I thought a few little recipes might be the best thing to showcase their beauty.  As its almost the end of the season, these gorgeous red beauties are large and bursting with flavour.

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Over the course of the afternoon in the kitchen, it came to a vote as to what we should make with these beauties.  My husband voted for Strawberry Friands, so here is the recipe :


Strawberry Friands – Makes 8

Ingredients:

6 egg whites

185g butter, melted

1 cup ground almonds

1 1/2 cups icing sugar

1/2 cup plain flour

100g fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced

extra icing sugar for dusting

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180c/350F
  2. Grease a friand tin or muffin tray
  3. Place egg whites in a medium bowl, whisk lightly with a fork until combined.  Add butter, ground almonds, sifted icing sugar and flour.  Using a wooden spoon stir until just combined.  Divide mixture between pans, place sliced strawberries into each friand.
  4. Bake friands for 20 minutes, turn top-side onto wire rack to cool.
  5. Serve friends warm or at room temperature, dusted with extra icing sugar.
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