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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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla http://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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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