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    Plum & almond friands

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15-18 minutes, plus cooling
    • Total time: 35-38 minutes, plus cooling

    Makes: 12


    125g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
    50g plain flour
    115g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
    75g ground almonds
    4 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg whites
    ½ tsp almond extract
    3 large plums, stoned and cut into thick wedges


    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin with a little butter, then line the bases with circles of baking parchment. Melt the butter.

    2. Sift the flour and icing sugar into a bowl. Stir in the ground almonds.

    3. Put the egg whites in a separate, thoroughly clean bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Stir the almond extract and melted butter into the flour mixture. Mix to combine. Using a large metal spoon, fold a quarter of the egg whites into the butter mixture to lighten it, then fold in the remainder until just combined. Divide among the holes in the tin.

    4. Arrange the plums on top and bake for 15-18 minutes, until just firm and golden around the edges. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then loosen the edges with a knife and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve lightly dusted with icing sugar.

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