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Egg whites whisked

this recipe is pretty quick if you have a food mixer and is really useful for using up left over egg whites.
Serves: 12 fairy-cake sized friands.



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C/gas mark 6.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan and set aside to cool.
  3. Mix the icing sugar with the flour and the ground almonds in a bowl.
  4. In another bowl, preferably with a food mixer to save your wrists, whisk the egg whites until soft and fluffy, see first picture above; this was 3 minutes at full speed.
  5. Add the egg whites to your dry ingredients then lightly stir in the butter and anything else you want integrated with the body of the friand, e.g. lemon rind, sliced ginger, etc.
  6. Divide the batter evenly amongst the 12 fairy-cake cases.
  7. Sprinkle your chosen flavouring on top of each.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
  9. If you wish, dust lightly with more icing sugar before serving.

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