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Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Friands

Preparation Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Serves12

Ingredients

200g hazelnuts
200g pure icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
100g gluten-free plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
6 egg whites, lightly beaten
150g unsalted butter, melted
150g dark chocolate, chopped

Method

Preheat oven to 160°C Fan or 180°C Conventional.

Grease a 12-hole friand or muffin tin with butter.

Place hazelnuts, icing sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor and blend until fine. Transfer to a large bowl. Add egg whites and butter and mix until smooth. Fold through chocolate.

Spoon mixture evenly into prepared tin. Bake for 20 minutes, until cooked in the centre. Cool friands in tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Lightly dust with extra icing sugar and serve.

Recipe, Food Styling and Photography by Karen McFarlane, foodlove.com.au

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