Trader Tom's Raspberry Friands

Friand moulds are oval shaped and are available in kitchen stores.  If you don't have them, use a medium tin, lined with muffin papers.

1 cup plain flour
1½ cups icing sugar
1 cup ground almonds
125g butter, melted
5 egg whites
1½ cups raspberries whole & pieces
Grated zest of 
½ lemon
TT Raspberry
Preheat oven to 180degC.
Grease 10 oval friand moulds (or a muffin tray) with melted butter or spray.

Sift the flour and icing sugar into a large bowl. Stir in the ground almonds. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until they are stiff. Gently fold into the almond mixture then add the melted butter, 1 cup of the raspberries and the lemon zest. Spoon the mixture into the moulds, filling up to ¾ of the mould. Divide the remaining raspberries among the friends, and push them into the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes until light golden brown. Set aside for 5 minutes before turning out of the mould. Dust with icing sugar to serve.