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Peach Friands Recipe with Pistachio

Peach, pistachio and ricotta friands

Published: December 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 6

Friands, mini French-style muffins made with ground almonds are so easy to make. Follow this simple recipe and treat your friends and family to these pretty, ricotta and fruit-filled delights

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal365
fat23.7g
carbs31.3g
fibre1.5g
protein7g
salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 100g butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 80g ricotta
  • ¼ tsp vanilla paste
  • ½ lemon, finely zested
  • 125g icing sugar, plus 1 tbsp and extra for dusting
  • 50g pistachios
  • 35g plain flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 slightly firm peach, sliced into 6 good ½ cm thick rounds

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Lightly butter a 6-hole friand tin or regular-sized muffin tin. Mix the ricotta with the vanilla, lemon zest and 1 tbsp icing sugar until smooth. Roughly chop 20g of pistachios.

  • STEP 2

    Put the remaining 30g pistachios in a mini food processor with the flour and pulse until very finely ground, like your almonds. Mix with the almonds and icing sugar in a big mixing bowl.

  • STEP 3

    Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until you get a light foam. Tip this into the dry ingredients with the melted butter and gently stir together. Divide the batter between the friand holes, then, working quickly, top each with a spoonful of the ricotta mixture. Add a slice of peach to the top of each, a sprinkling of chopped pistachios, and a dusting of icing sugar. Bake for 20-23 minutes until they have risen and are golden – if you check with a skewer you’ll probably hit the molten ricotta, so check round the edges instead.

  • STEP 4

    Cool for 10 minutes in the tins, then lift out onto a cooling rack.

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