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Hazelnut and chocolate friands

, Hazelnut and chocolate friands
, Hazelnut and chocolate friands
Hazelnut and chocolate friands


Mother’s Day is almost here. All hail the women who made us who we are today! Not to mention the supporting cast: We’re talking Grandmothers, Aunts, Step-mums, girlfriends, Dads who are both the Dad and the Mum in their house. Raising a human is a team effort, after all.

We have a lovely hazelnut and chocolate friand recipe for you here that you can ‘whip up’ for the special lady in your life this Mothers day. Let her enjoy it in bed with a cup of tea and her favourite book or mag or as part of your lunch or dinner menu. They are super lovely and we think she’ll be delighted you made them with so-much-love.

We have gift vouchers for Mum to be able to book the cooking class of her choice as well as so many new classes here for you to explore and handpick just for her. Our classes are super special and will give her some (much needed, we are sure) time to do something that both feeds her soul and her appetite.

We have also handpicked some beautiful gifts like relishes, gourmet jams, hand soaps, serving-ware and many of our favourite ingredients so feel free to pop in store or shop online 

We are hoping for a little “oh… shouldn’t have,” but she will be delighted and maybe even a little bit teary that you did. That’s the reaction we’re going for.

Happy Mothers day to all the wonderful Mum’s out there. What a special and rather incredible job we all have.


Love Nellie



Chocolate and hazelnut friands 
(from the new Relish Mama cookbook – Family)
Makes 12

6 egg whites
185 g butter, melted and cooled
125 g hazelnut meal (ground hazelnuts)
240 g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
75 g plain flour, sifted (can substitute for gluten-free flour)
100 g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
35 g roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced or 190°C

Grease a 12 x ½ cup friand pans. Stand this on an oven tray.

Place egg whites in a bowl and whisk vigorously. Whisk in butter, hazelnut meal and sifted icing sugar and flour. Fold in the chocolate.

Spoon the mixture into pans and sprinkle with nuts. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Leave friands in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Hot tip 
Friands are best kept at room temperature in an airtight container but you can also freeze them for up to 3 months.


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