Pistachio Friands

aga, baking, cake, thermomix


These lovely oval French patisseries are delicious with homemade ice cream and or creme faîche.

You can of course make this in a stand mixer.

pistachio Friands

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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100g pistachios, split 85/15

200g sugar

200g unsalted butter

85g ground almonds (almond meal)

85g flour

5 large egg whites (150g)


Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F

Prepare a friand cake pan, or muffin pan by spraying.I love the 100° coconut oil which is now available in spray cans. (Pam brand available in US)

Whisk egg whites in TM bowl using whisk attachment sp 3.5 (roughly 1 minute per egg white, so about 4-5 min) alternatively whisk in a separate bowl with hand held whisk. If using one TM bowl tip out the egg whites and wipe.

Grind pistachios and sugar sp10 until fine. Tip out.

Melt butter at 50° sp 3

Add pistachios, sugar, ground almonds and flour and mix sp 3/4 before folding in egg white.

Tip in to prepared pans, scatter a few pistachios on top and bake for 15-20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack or just eat warm!


Delicious served with home made ice cream, or just creme fraîche.



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Welcome to my blog! After a L O N G break from blogging during which Instagram (vannilla)took over my life, I am returning in a more varied format. Yes, I will bake and have been a Thermomix users from the days before it was cult-like. I'll share the best but I will also include that other hobby in my life, photography from my small island and beyond. If you like what you see, I'd love to hear from you! Anne

12 thoughts on “Pistachio Friands”

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  3. I love pistachios. I eat them almost every single day. I rarely bake, but these treats look easy enough for me to make and a delicious way to eat my pistachios 🙂

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