1 cup almond meal
¾ cup plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup icing sugar, sifted
5 egg whites
125g unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons honey
Zest of 2 oranges
2 tablespoons flaked almonds
Juice of 2 oranges
1 tablespoon honey
Preheat oven to 170oC/160oC (Fan). Lightly spray a friand or muffin tin with cooking oil.
Combine all ingredients for friands in a large bowl (except for flaked almonds) and whisk well to remove lumps. Spoon batter into prepared tin, (batter will make approximately 8 friands depending on size of tin) and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until friands are golden and spring back when lightly touched.
While friands are cooking, combine orange juice and honey in a small pot on medium-high heat. Cook for 5-6 minutes until reduced by 3/4. Set aside.
Pour syrup over friands and allow to cool in tin.
To serve, eat as is or lightly warmed in microwave.
Recipe by Celebrity chef Nadia Lim and the My Food Bag team for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea