Thursday, April 26, 2007

New look Raspberry Almond Friand


A couple of weeks back, we were invited to a friend’s home for dinner. I wanted to bake something to bring along with us but didn’t want to fuss about it too much. I had bought my first silicone bakeware recently, and this was my chance to use them, two 6 hole Heart shaped Muffin trays by Willow.

I was shopping at our local Supa IGA when I saw these cute muffin trays. The nice people at Willow had pledged to raise $100,000 for the Breast Cancer Research in Australia with the sales from their new range of ‘Easy Flex’ Silicone Bakeware. I couldn’t think of a better reason to buy these muffin trays.

Of late, I have realized that even though I enjoy baking, I am less inclined to experiment on laborious looking recipes, lovely as they may look. More and more often, I find myself looking in the pantry for ingredients I already have to whip up something quick, yet presentable and delicious

I always stock egg whites and ground almonds, the basis of Friands , and If you’ve read my original post on Raspberry Almond Friands with white chocolate ganache, you would see how easy they are to prepare. This time around though, I diluted the ganache with extra cream to simply drizzle on the friand.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yummy!! I love raspberry and almond, so to combine raspberry and almond together is like heaven on earth.

How many calories are in each muffin?

Oh for the love of food! said...

My lovely girls, Chloe and Paige,
Thanks babies, I know you both are my biggest fans! Love yous lots xoxoxoxoxoxo

Ming,
you could make some for yourself, it's so easy and it wont take you more than 20 minutes! You'll make yourself very happy and perhaps impress someone tremendously!?? Come on, I challenge you! Oh, I dont worry too much about calories, though, everything in moderation is the way to go!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I will give it a try and report back to you...sometime in the next decade. :-)

I haven't baked anything in over 2 years. Three summers ago, I went on a craze vegetable roasting spree after watching Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa's show. I roasted carrots, roma tomatoes, cauliflowers, potatoes, etc. They were all delicious except the cauliflowers made me a little....er.....how does one put it nicely.....gassy. :-0

Oh for the love of food! said...

Ming,
'Gassy'? uh-huh, very nicely put indeed. We are not unfamiliar with that in this household. My Ming prides in his productions and because we dont have any boys and he's a doting dad, he passes on his habits to our girls!
Sure you won't give baking a go? cakes, I mean. It will open up a whole new dimension for you. It's therapeutic, you know,Ming!

Rafe Totengco said...

now I'm hungry again. btw, I don't sell vintage accessories, they're vintage inspired but they are all new and freshly manufactured. :-)

Oh for the love of food! said...

Rafe,

Ouch!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

No, I didn't see the Korean soap you mentioned. My mom probably did. She loves Chinese/Korean soaps.

thwany said...

droooooool.

all i need is a tall glass of milk and a bib and i'm good to go!

pom d'api said...

Waou!!!!!!
I love your cake is so beautiful.

Rafe Totengco said...

evil, evil, evil! at least you can't gain wait by looking at these photos. very tempting though.

Belinda said...

Your blog makes my mouth water - everything just looks so scrumptious!! And my visit here is oh so timely as I've just had a major break out on my face, but I can still enjoy these delectable treats without having to actually have the sugar!! Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day and thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words :o)

Freya and Paul said...

Gorgeous! These looks so delicious! Great job!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Ming,
You are my favourite Daily Photographer!

Thwany,
aw..... aren't you sweet!

Rafe,
Don't worry, you can afford it!

Pom d'api,
Thanks, I've just visited your blog and your cakes look so yummy!

Belinda,
Thank you, Mother's Day was indeed fabulous!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Freya and Paul,

Thank you for your kind comment, there definitely were no insults and mudslinging! HA!HA! BTW , I absolutely LOVE the look of your bagels!

Little Foodie said...

Saw the name of your blog on Freya and Paul's. Intrigued, I stopped by. Those raspberry and almond friands have blown me away. They look excellent and how sweet your children sound. Amanda

jenjen said...

wow, now if there is one way to make me drool, this has got to be one of them. Nice job!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Little Foodie,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your very kind words! I'm going to pop over and say hello now. I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day!

JenJen!!!!
You are my food blog IDOL! I visit you everyday without fail . I just love everything about your blog, your oh so poetic writing and your awesome photography. Thanks for the compliment. I'm ecstatic that you stopped by!

Muriel said...

I just discovered you blog from Pom d'api's. Superb little cakes ...I love almonds and raspeberries.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Thanks for visiting, Muriel! I agree, raspberries and almonds go very well together.

angela said...

I've popped in via Ming's blog.
Those cakes look too good to be true and I may have a go.
I understand what you mean about going for quick and delicious. I only cook things nowadays that are easy to put together with the emphasis on what's quality food.
Angela

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hi Angela, Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope that you will try making the friands and tell me how they turn out ;o)

Perdita said...

Good post.

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