Friday, 2nd July 2010

When I remember of red currants, I think of me as a child, standing in front of the red currant bushes in the garden of my relatives in Coburg. Just plucking and nibbling one after the other with pleasure. Really loved that time of year, since I’m still loving it today. And I’m still in love with red currants.

Red Currant Friandaises

Unfortunately we don’t have a garden, so no nibbling them straight from the bushes for me. But by the time you buy them and they are coming in boxes, it isn’t so tempting anymore to eat them straight away. So I thought about what I could do with them anyway. Since I was also looking for something, which uses up some of my left over egg whites, I just thought of friandaises. Usually I make them with flaked almonds. The friandaises are light and mellow pastries with crunchy edges. They are divine! And they use up 6 egg whites!

Red Currant Friandaises

I substituted the almond flakes with red currants. The red currants are really pairing well in the friandaises! I’m evenly surprised, how good the red currants come of in pastry in general. So maybe there will be coming up more with them!

Red Currant Friandaises

Traditionally friandaises are baked in little moulds formed like ships. But since It’s a lot of dough just for the ships I also put some dough in moulds, that were about the same size like muffin moulds. In the smaller moulds your friandaises will become more crispy, which I prefer. Another good option may be moulds for madeleines, since they are also very small.

Red Currant Friandaises

Red Currant Friandaises

                        

One Response so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Köstlich!!!!!!!!
    Ma

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