GF Orange Friands

Orange & Almond Friands with Orange Syrup

230g (1.1/2 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted
185g Nuttelex diary-free margarine, melted
100g (1 cup) almond meal
75g (half cup) gluten-free plain flour
6 egg whites, lightly whisked
1 tbs finely grated orange rind.

Preheat oven to 200 deg c. Spray twelve muffin or friand pans with cooking spray.
Place icing sugar, margarine, almond meal, flour, egg whites and orange rind in a bowl and stir until just combined.
Spoon the mixture among the prepared pans.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean.
Remove from oven,stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack.

Meanwhile, make the orange syrup.
1 orange
215g (1 cup) caster sugar
160ml (two thirds cup) fresh orange juice
80ml (one third cup) water.
Using zester, remove rind from the orange.
Stir the zest, sugar, orange juice in water in a small saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
Increase heat and bring to the boil. Cook, without stirring, for 2 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.

Place friands on a serving plate and drizzle with warm orange syrup.

(I haven’t tried this yet, keep meaning to. Maybe next Saturday …….Noelene)