Wild Lime Friands

Friands are elegant little cakes to serve for morning or afternoon tea, or with fresh fruit and cream as a dessert - or just to eat anytime the fancy takes you!

Wild Lime adds a delicious tart flavour to this version - a perfect balance against the richness of the butter. Fraind tins can be bought at kitchenware shops at in larger supermarkets.

Makes 12

1/2 plain flour

6 egg whites

pinch salt

1 1/2 cups icing sugar, plus extra to serve

1 cup almond meal

185g butter, melted

2 teaspoons(8 g which is equal to approx 70gm fresh)Wild Lime Superfruit Powder 

zest of 1 fresh Lime (these are usually Tahitian Limes), cut into small . fine dices or fine, thin strips

Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a friand tin.

Sift the flour into a bowl.

Using an electric mixer, whisk the eggwhites with the pinch of salt,  until soft peaks form. Sift the icing sugar, and add slowly to the egg whites and whisk in well.

By hand fold in the almond meal, plain four, melted butter, lime zest and Wild Lime Powder.

Spoon the mixture evenly into 12 friand moulds and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until light golden. Watch carefully as they can easily overcook. Remove from the oven and cool a little before tapping them out from the tin.

Let cool and dust with icing sugar before serving. As these are delicate and rather special it is best to eat them on the same day that you make them - so friends are required !!

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