25 December 2011

Raspberry, lemon and almond friands and Happy Christmas to all!

Happy Christmas to all of you:)
These little cupcakes  are light and rich filled with almonds and raspberries. Friands are usually  baked
in little oval  pans but you could just  as easily use muffins pan.

Source dessertsmagazine.com 


1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups confectioners  sugar plus extra
for dusting
1 1/4 cups ground almonds
pinch of salt
5 large egg whites
130 grs. butter unsalted
melted and cooled
grated zest of 1  lemon
200 grs. raspberries
1/2 silvered almonds


Preheat oven at 180°C
Butter the insides of 12 muffins pan  and lightly dust with all purpose flour

Sift the flour, confectioners' sugar , ground almonds, and salt into a large bowl and make a well in the center.
In another bowl lightly whisky the eggs whites until foaming and just hosti holding soft peak.
pour the eggs and melted butter into the dry ingredients with the grated lemon zest and using a large metal spoon fold the mixture until combined.
Divide the mixture between the prepared pan filling them 3/4 full.
Drop 4 or 5 raspberries onto each cupcake  and scatter the flaked almondson top.
Bake in the middle rack for about 15 minutes, until well risen and

golden brown.
Remove from the oven and leave to rest in the pan for 2 minutes
before carefully turning out onto a wire cooling rack.
Dust lightly with confectioners ' sugar.
Stored in an airtight container they will keep for about three days.


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En español

cupcakes de frambuesas, limón y almendras

Feliz Navidad para todos!


  1. What pretty friands to celebrate the holiday!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. All the best for Christmas to ou too dear Gloria!!!


  3. Hi Gloria!! I have been so busy, I haven't been around to see everyone lately! Those look so delicious! I must try them. Love how light and puffy they look!
    Have a wonderful Christmas my friend!!!

  4. Happy Christmas to you and your sweet family Gloria! Love and hugs, xxoo

  5. Merry Christmas Dear Gloria. I am thinking of you with love. I am sending best wishes to you and yours. Hugs, Lura

  6. hello gloria !
    rapsberry and lemon a perfect combination Joyeux Noel !!Pierre

  7. Gloria, espero que lo hayan pasado divino ayer en nochebuena.

    Esta receta me ha fascinado, una delicia debe ser esa mezcla de sabores.

  8. BEAUTIFUL!!! So elegant and delicious!!! Wishing you much joy on this Christmas Day, Gloria!!! xoxo

  9. Thgese look so delicious Gloria. Have a wonderful Christmas. I know it will be filled with child-like wonder and great food!

  10. framboise/citron un duo parfait
    joyeuse fête

  11. Bonita foto del mistletoe!

    FELIZ día de NAVIDAD!!!

    Que el año nuevo venga cargado de alegría, salud y muchas bendiciones.

    Un abrazo

  12. Merry Christmas, Gloria, I love both lemon and raspberry!

  13. Oh my goodness Gloria, these looks so incredibly delicious! You never cease to amaze me!!! :)
    Merry Christmas dear friend and all the best in the New Year!

    xo Emily

  14. I saved this recipe, they are beautiful little desserts. Feliz Navidad, un abrazo xo

  15. Te luciste con estos, se ven lindisimos y puedo imaginar lo deliciosos que son.
    Un gran abrazo, y felicidades, muchas felicidades.!

  16. Thanks Angie, merry Christmas to you:)

    Grazie Alessandra, happy Christmas to you:)

    Hope You had a nice Christmas with all you nice family Kris:)

    Thanks Marie hope ypu and Todd have a nice and happy Christmas:)

    Thanks Lura Im sure you had a lovely and blessing Christmas!!

    Thanks whats for dessert:)

    Merci beaucoup Pierre:)

    Gracias Fran, espero que ustedes tambien lo hayan pasado super!!

    Thanks JDC:)

    Thanks dear Hope ypu had a lovely day and can rest Lizzy (lol)

    Thanks Valli I hope you had a wonderful Christmas:)

    Merci beaucoup Fimere:) Joyeuse fete

    Thanks so much Mari, me encanta el muérdago, es lindo:)
    I whish you a lovely and nice happy new year!

    Thanks Dez Merry Christmas to you:)

    Thanks so much Emily, all the best to the next year:)

    Thanks Barbara, whish you has a nice Christmas:)

    Gracias ANabella, me encantó tu post navideño, bueno Anabella Dios mediante espero que por fin nos juntemos, hablemos por mail, un abrazo amiga:)

  17. Got it that time, thanks..haha was fun. Merry Christmas!

  18. Nice Pat I think maybe you receive others I try sometimes...(lol)

  19. Happy Christmas, Gloria - Wishing you a sweet holiday season!

  20. Thanks Thomas, hope you had a nice and sweet Christmas:)

  21. How beautiful! I love the fresh raspberries on the top and the pretty paper around them!

    Hope you had a happy christmas, dear Gloria! xo

  22. Thanks Betsy I hope the same to you with all your "men" (lol happy Christmas Betsy:)

  23. I am wishing, I had one for me. These looks delicious and so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at My Meatless Mondays.

  24. Happy Holidays, dear Gloria.

  25. Que ricos se ven estos cupcakes!! Felices Navidades, besos.

  26. These are lovely looking friands - and what amazing flavours! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, and all the best for the coming year.

  27. These look beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  28. Merry Christmas Gloria ~ I have been away since yesterday morning, just got back!
    Love Karen

  29. These are beautiful. Merry Christmas to you, too!

  30. Lovely friands, Gloria! Merry Christmas to you too!

  31. Those look delish! I might just have to give them a try before the diet starts...
    Merry christmas y'all~

  32. Qué delicia! Felicidades amiga, que tengas un excelente año 2012 y subsiguientes!

  33. These are a perfect dessert; great combination of ingredients.

  34. Gracias posr sus comentarios:)

    Thanks by all your comments:)

  35. These sound light and delicious! A perfect treat. Hope your had a joyous Christmas, Gloria.

  36. Thanks dear hope you had a nice Christmas too:)

  37. they look amazing! love the photos!

  38. The cherries in your header photo look so yummy!

  39. Thanks Betsy, love cherries:)

  40. Me, too...especially fresh like that. I ate so many during the summer...yum. Now they aren't in the stores here. Enjoy! ha.

  41. And a very Merry Christmas to you too. All the very best for the new year too.

  42. Thanks Betsy:)

    Thnaks so much Chele, I whish all the best to you:)

  43. Great flavors and looks great too! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

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