Monday, March 16, 2009

Blueberry and lime friands

I am a fan of anything with citrus in it - sweet or savoury, it doesn't matter. There's nothing like the mouth-puckering tang that a little citrus zest gives to a dish.

When I was looking for a simple baking recipe to keep my colleagues happy, but which didn't require a trip to the shops, I came across a gem of a recipe for lime and blueberry friands from The Australian Womens Weekly Sweet book. Not only were these easy for a weary traveller like me to make late at night, but they contained a citrus burst in the form of lime zest - perfect. They are baked in mini muffin tins, so you get a bite-sized morsel only.

Handily for all of us, the recipe for these friands is posted here, so that you too can enjoy them at home.

These friands are perfect with a sprinkling of icing sugar on top for fancy presentation.



Sara said...

These sound really good, I like the idea of combining blueberry with lime!

Anonymous said...

I adore citrus in baking, especially using zest. It somehow helps to cut through the sweetness of desserts. These look wonderful! :)

Finla said...

I too love antyhing with citrus ans i am sure i would love this too.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Sara, these are really good - they had the "mmmm" factor with my colleagues.

So agreed Lorraine - the berries are also a great balance for the icing sugar sweetness.

Hi Happy Cook, I am sure that you would, and these are dead easy to make - a quality that I am seeking lately.

The Caked Crusader said...

I have to say, I am a fan of all things friand! These look lovely.

A_and_N said...

Lovely recipe! Its certainly low fat because there is no yolk involved. Cool!
Do you watch cricket by any chance?

Maria said...

I really want to try these! They look wonderful!

adele said...

Bite-size cakes? Sounds good to me.

Once again, I have to point out that your colleagues are extremely lucky. :)

Anonymous said...

Lime and blueberry are an amazing combination. The friands sound delicious.

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♥Rosie♥ said...

Don't these sound and look soooo good!! Blueberry and lime oh wow a great combo of flavours here!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Crusader!

Hi A&N, I hadn't thought about the low fat element, but you are right. Yes, I do watch cricket, but they didn't televise the South African tour at a decent hour here.

Hi Maria, they taste good and are such small morsels that you can have more than one guilt-free. (I made your oatmeal berry muffins - will post about them soon).

LOL Adele - I like making things for them.

Thanks Pinkstripes - it is a lovely flavour combination.

Thanks for visiting Vincent - I will check it out.

Thanks Rosie :)

Anonymous said...

These look really delicious--the remind me of jelly donuts :).

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Sophie - the berries do go somewhat jammy.

Maggie said...

I love friands but they aren't something we have here in the UK. I discovered them in AWW books. Yours look very tempting.