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Honey, Lemon & Thyme Friands

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INGREDIENTS

FRIANDS:

TOPPINGS:

GLAZE:

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 25ml water
  • 2.5 tbsps lemon juice

The use of precious honey in this recipe lends a slightly floral note to these delicious gluten-free friands. 

The addition of fresh thyme, which bees adore, and lots of lemon helps to balance the sweetness. When topped with the intense glaze, the result is a wonderfully soft, indulgent treat. You can play around with the toppings – we like to use roughly chopped nuts for a textural addition, or glazed fresh thyme leaves for a delicate, pretty finish.


This recipe comes from our recipe eBook titled ‘BEES IN A SUMMER KITCHEN’. This collection of six seasonal recipes is all about celebrating the cyclical and symbiotic relationship between our gardens, our pollinators and our plates. With borders and beds abundant with edible flowers and fragrant herbs, we can create food and nourishment for our bees and interest in our cooking. In turn, these humble creatures provide us with cherished and ancient ingredients to take back to the kitchen in the form of thick, sweet honey. It is all about working together. 

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METHOD

DIFFICULTY: Easy 30 MINS

Preheat the oven to 175°C

Place a small pan over a medium heat and add the butter. Once melted, pour into a bowl with the milk, honey, vanilla extract and eggs, lemon zest and juice and whisk until smooth.

Add the ground almonds, baking powder and thyme and combine until you get a relatively thick batter.

Divide the mixture equally into your friand tin and sprinkle with toppings of your choice – we like to make a mixed batch with chopped pistachios, flaked almonds while leaving some plain too. Bake in the oven for 16- 20 minutes until lightly golden and cooked through. A skewer inserted into the centre should come out clean when they are cooked.

While the friands are baking, make your glaze. Combine all of the sugar and water in a pan. Heat gently until the sugar has melted and you have a syrup-like consistency. Add the lemon juice and set aside.

Remove the friands from the oven and immediately pour over the glaze. Leave to cool slightly before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Serve as a deliciously soft, lemon infused treat with afternoon tea in the garden among the bees.

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