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Blackberry and almond friands

Blackberry & almond friands

Grab this blackberry and almond friand recipe to make the cutest tea cakes packed with juicy blackberries and strong delicious flavours, baked muffin shaped, they are delightful for an afternoon tea selection or just a little treat with a cup of earl grey tea on a Sunday afternoon.

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  • Serves12
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook35 mins
  • Total time50 mins

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  • 115g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 65g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 165g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 6 British Blacktail egg
  • 12 blackberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Brush the holes of a 12-hole muffin tin with the extra butter, then dust each hole with flour, shaking out any excess.

  2. Mix together the flour, ground almonds, icing sugar and a good pinch of salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, use a fork to lightly whisk the almond extract into the egg whites. Slowly mix the egg whites into the bowl of dry ingredients, combining with the fork as you go. Mix in the butter until just combined.

  3. Transfer the batter to a large jug and pour evenly into the muffin holes. Put a blackberry on top of each (they’ll sink as they bake, so there’s no need to push them down). Bake for 30-35 minutes, until just golden. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool (you may need to use a table knife to help ease them out). Dust with a little icing sugar before serving.

Cook’s tip

You can use any summer berry in the friands; also try scattering them with flaked almonds before baking. 


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


889kJ/ 213kcals



Saturated Fat












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