This is my favourite easy recipe for friands. They can be quite complicated to make but this is an easy cheats version which can be made quickly. They freeze well and make a good lunchbox snack. It was originally a Thermomix recipe from the recipe community. It works equally well with lemon and can be done without poppy seeds if you like.
-125g self raising flour
-180g raw sugar
-30g poppy seeds
-zest of one orange
-2 tblspns orange juice
-Preheat oven to 180C
-Spray a 12 hole friand tin with light oil spray. I don’t have a friand pan so I use a muffin pan and line with muffin cases….
-Place almonds and sugar into thermomix and blitz on speed 10 for 10-15 seconds. Set aside.
-Place orange zest in thermomix and chop on speed 9 for 10 seconds. Set aside but don’t be too worried if some stays in the bowl.
-Melt butter in TM bowl, 100 degrees for 1.30 mins, speed 2
-Add all ingredients back into thermomix bowl and combine speed 4 for 30 seconds.
-Pour into muffin cases or friand tin filling each 2/3 full.
-Bake for 15-20 mins, checking after 15 mins until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Cool in the tin for 5 mins and then cool further on rack. Dust with icing sugar. Enjoy!