|Monkey Boys last year devouring the meagre baby carrot crop.|
Anyway, being Father's Day I thought I'd better give Monkey Man a day off from bamboo digging and cook a treat for him. We're going to visit the relatives for dinner tonight and I'm contributing a veggie tart, roast beetroot and lemon friands.
The lemon tree is still choc full and these lemon friands won't make a dent but I'll bring a bag for the relatives tonight. These friands are quick and delicious - always a winner. Just make sure you grease the tins well because they can be tricky to dislodge at the end.
185g unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup plain flour
1 1/2 cups icing sugar (plus extra for dusting)
1 cup almond meal
6 egg whites
2 tsp lemon zest
extra icing sugar and shredded lemon rind for decoration
Preheat oven to 180º. Grease a 12 hole muffin pan (or friand pan if you have one). Sift flour and sugar into a bowl and stir in the almond meal, lemon rind and melted butter.
Place egg whites in a separate small bowl and beat with a fork until frothy. Fold egg whites into almond mix until just combined - don't overmix.
Fill each muffin hole until 2/3 full.
Bake for 20-25 mins until golden and a skewer comes out clean.
Remove from oven and leave in pan for 5 mins. Turn onto a wire rack and when cool dust with extra icing sugar and lemon rind.