Pistachio Friands


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.



12 Comments Add yours

  1. yprior1 says:

    this looks amazing – and your picture and quote is awesome – art on art on art – food art – word art – and photo art – lol

    Liked by 1 person

      1. yprior1 says:

        🙂 (now I need some breakfast!)


  2. Emilio Pasquale says:

    And who doesn’t love Oscar Wilde? The married men can answer anonymously!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. vannillarock says:

      Be assured that many women agree !


      1. Emilio Pasquale says:

        Yes, but women have the courage to answer on the record. Most men would be afraid to! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Sue Slaght says:

    Home made ice cream? I think I should like to have a visit to your kitchen for this combination! Looks delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Robin says:

    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 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. vannillarock says:

      Like you I love pistachios Do try – they are delicious!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Robin says:

        I am definitely going to give these a try!

        Liked by 1 person

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