Almond friands with vanilla bean syrup

Appetizing Almond friands with vanilla bean syrup Recipe

Drizzle sweet vanilla syrup over these pretty almond cakes for a blissful tea time treat!
Almond friands with vanilla bean syrup
Prep Time : 0:10 | Cook Time : 0:20 | Total Time : 0:30 | Serving : 8 person.


  • 1 1/2 cups (185g) icing sugar mixture

  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour

  • 1 cup (100g) almond meal

  • 5 eggwhites

  • 180g butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Flaked almonds, to sprinkle

Vanilla-bean syrup

  • 1 vanilla bean, split

  • 1/3 cup (70g) caster sugar

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease eight 1/2-cup (125ml) capacity friand or muffin pans and place on an oven tray.

  • Step 2

    Combine icing sugar, flour and almond meal in a medium bowl. Add eggwhites, butter and vanilla; stir until just combined. Spoon among pans. Sprinkle with almonds.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centres comes out clean. Set aside for 5 minutes; turn onto a wire rack.

  • Step 4

    To make syrup, use a small, sharp knife to scrape seeds from vanilla bean and place in a medium saucepan. Add bean and sugar; stir to combine and break up seeds. Add water and place over lowheat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Cook, without stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Pour hot syrup over friands. Set aside to cool.

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