Caramel Easter Friands2013-03-26
Gooey caramel in the middle of these chocolate friands makes a surprise treat in the run up to Easter.
- 1/2 cup rice or plain flour
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1/3 cup canola or light olive oil
- 1/3cup milk
- 6 small caramel Easter eggs
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 9 friand pans. Combine 1/2 cup rice or plain flour, 1/2 cup ground almonds, 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1 cup icing sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre.
Pour in 1/3 cup canola or light olive oil and 1/3 cup milk. Stir until smooth. Use an electric beater to beat 3 egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into the almond mixture until just combined. Spoon into the friand pans.
Scatter over 6 small caramel Easter eggs, roughly chopped. Bake for 15-20 minutes until spongy to the touch. Cool in the pans. Remove and dust with extra icing sugar to serve.