viernes, 30 de octubre de 2009

Lemon friands with lemon curd

Since I came across friands I cannot get enough of them. These wonderful almond cakes are so moist they will melt in your mouth. they are like oval wonders to your palate. The ground almond and the whites gives the batter a light and airy mixture. Once you've tried one, there's no way back. They will keep moist and delicious for 3 to 4 days. You need a special friand tin, but you can use a muffin one, if you dont have it. So, there you go, now there's no excuse.

Lemon curd is one of the simplest and yummy things in the world. Keep it in the fridge in a glass jar and you will have the most delicious toast. I really don´t thinkk that lemon curd it's so fattening, as there´s not so much sugar and it only has 8 grams of butter, or at least this recipe that I always use which comes from Aran Goyaga, a five star pastry chef, with mouth watering recipes and outstanding photography.

For the lemon curd

100 grams organic eggs
35 grams sugar
100 grams lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
8 grams unsalted butter

Whisk eggs, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a bowl. Place the bowl over a double boiler and cook slowly while whisking until it thickens. Pass through a sieve and let it cool in an ice bath. Add the softened butter and whisk until incoporated.

For the friands

6 eggwhites
185g melted buter
120g ground almond
240g icing sugar
75g plain flour
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 180degrees.
Grease the friand or muffin tins.

Place egg whites in a bowl, and whisk with a fork until they are combined. Add butter, ground almond, and sifted icing sugar, then the flour, lemon juice and zest. Mix. Divide the mixture among the tins, bake for 20 minutes.

Cool for five more minutes in their tins before turning topside up on a cooling rack. When completely cool, cut them open and spread a generous amount of the lemon curd, cover with the lid and sprinckle with icing sugar.

23 comentarios:

  1. They look so delicious! Beautiful photos!

  2. These are gorgeous! I bet the lemon curd inside makes them super moist and tasty!

  3. This looks like a wonderfully divine dessert!

  4. Hello, thank you for stopping by. I'm returning the visit and let me tell you, I'm very impressed with everything I see. Your food is awesome and the presentation ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! See you soon! XOXO, Nina from California!

  5. hi, thx for stopping by my blog.
    your food looks so delectable!
    i also love your photos!

  6. the cake looks wonderful, and your cake stand...and the knife...i am drooling over everything

  7. So pretty!!! Love the presentation. Love your blog.

  8. What a wonderful combination, I´ll must try your friands recipe.The photos are amazing and makes me hungry :)

  9. Wow! Love your blog!! Much regret that I didn't discover it earlier! Will follow up with your great work!

    Cheers from the sunny & warm Malaysia!!

  10. I'm so curious about these cakes, they really look/sound like this little cakes I used to get as a kid in Japan.

  11. Those look divine! I'm a big fan of lemon curd!

    Poor little nephew... It is sad his pumpkin got stolen!



  12. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and appreciating my chestnut risotto recipe. Your friands too look fabulous, I do love lemon curd

  13. I love, love, love lemon curd, so this dessert is calling my name.

  14. Every time I visit your blog you have something delicious looking l to eat.
    I wish you live close by to stop for some coffee and cake.

  15. Adorables estos pastelitos y la pesentación excelente.
    Voy a ir a Londres en diciembre y me gustaría comprar cosas de repostería, como moldes para cakes, diferentes cortas pastas para galletas y cosas dulces para decorar, ¿serías tan amable de indicarme si conoces de alguna tienda?
    Muchas gracias de antemano.

  16. I've never had these before. but they look so light and yummy!

  17. These look like they'd be perfect for breakfast.... I want to try all the recipes on your blog - I dont know where to start!!!

  18. I love lemon flavor in baking goods. This one looks delicious.

  19. Oh yummmmmmmm I think I ate those in Paris.
    Anything with lemon curd is better than... er, anything without lemon curd.

  20. Wonderful home made lemon curd-delicious. The cakes look really tasty, and the photographs really good. How did you get that one to stand on top of the other one?

  21. I just discovered friands too. In france they are called "financiers" and they are just amazing. These look lovely.

  22. Almonds and lemon, my favorite!! I'm going to make this for sure!!

  23. Maravilloso tu blog..!!!! fantásticas tus recetas e impresionantes tus fotos.. por cierto.. la tela del fondo.. me es familiar.. acabo de hacer unas cajas con el papel de la misma serie..!!!!