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Chocolate, Hazelnut and Pear Friands

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Pear Friands A

I was about to write that friands are one of my favourite kinds of cake, what with their moist, close texture and nutty flavour, and then I thought against this since I write that almost every recipe is one of my favourites. But then I came to my senses and realised that of course I’m going to write about so many recipes being my favourites otherwise I wouldn’t be posting them! So yes, friands, one of my favourite kinds of cake and this, one of my favourite recipes. I hope you like these as much as I do!
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Apricot & Ginger Friands

Apricot & Ginger Friands

These friands are flavoured with dried apricot, one of the better looking dried fruits due to their lovely orange colour. What’s more, their subtle flavour blends well with other flavours without getting lost completely. It may seem I’ve over done it here, soaking the friands with a ginger syrup as they are deliciously moist already (thanks to the almonds). But the syrup makes them simply melt in the mouth, and I mean melt.

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Maple & Pecan Friands

Maple & Pecan Friands

I present to you the perfect tea party cake. Sweet, rich, dainty and flavoursome. What’s more, they possess that natural beauty – that bronze complexion, that cute puff – that makes them un-needing of adornment. Although I guess a drizzle of maple glacé and a sprinkle of chopped pecans wouldn’t hurt anybody…
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