Mini Choc Chip Friands

MAKES 16

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 17 minutes

These marvellous mini morsels are possibly the cutest chocolatey treats you could bake.

Made in the Glass Fibre Silicone 8-Cup Mini Muffin Pan

Ingredients

For the cakes

  • 4 egg whites
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 35g plain flour
  • 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped

For the topping

  • 60ml single cream
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
  2. Place the egg whites in a medium bowl and beat with a fork. Stir in the butter, ground almonds, sifted icing sugar, flour and finely chopped chocolate. Spoon the mixture into the holes of the pan, filling each hole almost to the top.
  3. Bake for 17 minutes, then remove from the oven and leave to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn out and leave topside up on a wire rack to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the cream and chopped chocolate in a small heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth, and then remove from the heat and leave to stand until thickened. Spoon over the top of the fully cooled friands.