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The friand is a small French cake, often mistaken for a muffin. It is popular in Australia and New Zealand.[1]

The principal ingredients are almond flour, egg whites, butter, and powdered sugar. It typically has additional flavorings such as coconut, chocolate, fruit, and nuts. It is baked in small molds, typically oval or barquette in shape. It appears to be related to the financier, though it differs in being larger and not using brown butter.[2][3]

The French word friand, which means dainty or a gourmet who delights in delicate tastes,[4] refers as well to minced meat and herbs in puff pastry,[5] a food item unrelated to the baked items called friand or financier.


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  2. ^ The Essential Baking Cookbook (Murdoch Books, 2004), 32, available online, accessed August 29, 2012
  3. ^ Gordana Trifunovic, Kitchen Classics: Picnic Hamper (Murdoch Books, 2007), 224, available online, accessed August 30, 2012
  4. ^ Abel Boyer, Boyer's French Dictionary (Boston: Hilliard, Gray and Co., 1839), 260, available online, accessed August 30, 2012
  5. ^ Prosper Montagné and Charlotte Snyder Turgeon, The New Larousse Gastronomique: The Encyclopedia of Food, Wine & Cookery (Crown Publishers, 1997), 831
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