Chocolate Hazelnut Friands

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup (125g) ground hazelnuts, toasted
  • 150g melted butter, cooled
  • 50g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups (240g) icing sugar, sifted
  • Choc chips to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Lightly grease 12 friand molds.
  2. Lightly beat egg whites. Stir in ground hazelnuts and melted butter. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and icing sugar into the mixture. Stir through choc chips if using.
  3. Divide mixture among prepared pans (approx ¼ cup mixture into each one). 
  4. Bake in preheated oven 25 minutes until cooked through (when a skewer is inserted into centre, it should come out clean).