Chocolate friands

Chocolate friands
Chocolate friands Photo: Jennifer Soo

Whether you're counting your winnings or regretting that last bet on the outsider with huge odds, a chocolate friand will heighten the mood - or soften the blow.


175g butter

200g dark chocolate buttons

6 egg whites

30g of cocoa

125g almond meal

250g icing sugar, sifted

80g plain flour


Preheat oven to 190C. Grease 12 friand moulds.

Melt butter and 100g of chocolate. Lightly whisk egg whites. Add melted chocolate and butter and stir. Add almond meal and icing sugar and combine. Add remaining chocolate, flour and cocoa and mix well. Spoon into moulds. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Rest for five minutes before turning onto a cooling rack.