|Chocolate Hazelnut Friands.|
200g ground hazelnuts
175g unsalted butter
6 egg whites
160g plain flour
2 tblsp cocoa
230g icing sugar, plus more for dusting
-preheat the oven to 200C and grease a 12 hole muffin/friand tin
- heat the butter in a small saucepan until melted. Keep an eye on it and take off the heat once it's gone nice and brown - this adds a nutty loveliness to the butter. Remove, strain for darkened milk solids and keep to the side.
- whisk the whites until frothy, not peaky, just nice and foamy.
-sift the dry ingredients in to a large bowl and stir the nuts in. Make a well in the centre and add the egg whites and the cooled butter. Mix to combine.
- spoon this in to the tin and bake for 25 mins, checking after 20. A skewer should come out clean. Leave to cool in the tins for a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack
- dust liberally with icing sugar and serve!#