Baking with Danielle: Lemon Friands

Danielle is our Training Administration Assistant and resident baker-extraordinaire!

February’s tasty recipe is Danielle’s Lemon Friands.


  • 190g unsalted butter
  • 80g plain flour
  • 1 1/3 cups (200g) icing sugar, plus extra to dust
  • 120g almond meal
  • 5 egg whites
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 170°C
  • Grease friand baking pan
  • Melt butter
  • Whisk egg whites with a fork until it becomes a little frothy (you don’t need to do this too much)
  • Sift icing sugar then mix with flour and almond meal
  • Zest one lemon and add 2 tablespoons of juice
  • Combine all ingredients together and make sure it is all mixed
  • Fill friand pots to about two thirds full
  • Bake at 170°C for 25 minutes
  • Once cooked – turn out and dust with icing sugar