I am so disappointed: I used to watch Bill Granger’s videos on You Tube but they are all gone now. :(
At least that reminded me of how little I’d been using his books – this recipe comes from Simply Bill
I thought of my blogger friend Tatiane while baking these friands: like me, she’s mad for ice cream and is always searching for new ways to use her stash of egg whites – Tati, I hope you like these!
from Simply Bill
1 1/3 cups (134g) ground almonds
1 ½ cups + 1 tablespoon (218g) icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
½ cup + 1 ½ tablespoons (85g) all purpose flour, sifted
8 egg whites
2/3 cup (150g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease and flour a nonstick 12-hole friand pan*.
Mix together the ground almonds, icing sugar and flour. Stir in the egg whites until just combined. Stir in the melted butter.
Pour the batter in the pans. Pit the cherries and cut in half. Arrange a few cherry halves on top of each friand.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden - the friands should spring back when touched. Remove from the oven and leave in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
Dust with icing sugar and store in an airtight container.
* I halved the recipe, used 1/3 cup (80ml) capacity muffin pans and got 8 friands