I have made lemon ones in the past and they were quite quite fabulous. I have seen raspberry ones . . . but with this being the beginning of wild blackberry season . . . I could not resist baking some blackberry ones the other morning.
Oh la la! They are tres magnifique! Moreish even. Dare I say it??? I fear I must. SCRUMMY.
They do use rather a lot of egg whites . . . but not to worry, so do Angel Food Cakes and we don't refrain from baking them, do we? Of course not!
The yolks can always be used in omelets and tortillas and cakes where you want a lovely golden colour. Not a real problem, but back to the Friands.
You don't really need a special pan to bake these in, you can also bake them in good nonstick muffin tins. Just be sure to butter them really well so you don't have any sticking. I do have a special oval shaped Friand pan, but it's really not necessary . . . You can dip the finished friands in a glaze if you wish . . . or you can simply dust them with icing sugar.
Truth is . . . no matter how you choose to finish them . . . you will be no time in finishing them off, and by that I don't mean decorating. These are tres impossible to resist. Trust me on this. But what's a poor girl to do when faced with such delightful little temptations . . .
*Blackberry and White Chocolate Friands*
100g of white chocolate chips or chunks
icing sugar to dust or the optional glaze