3 Impressive (And Delicious) 6-Minute Baking Recipes To Try This Weekend


Flat White Friands

A friand is a tiny oval or rectilinear almond cake, renouned in Australia and New Zealand, a arrange of Down Under take on a French financier. My versions are desirous by my favourite coffee, characterized by a ‘microbubbles’ – so in honour of a prosaic white, these have a delicate, frothy top.


  • 80g unsalted butter, softened

  • 85g soothing light brownish-red sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 60g belligerent almonds

  • 25g self-raising flour

  • 2 tsp cheats’ espresso (made by dissolving 1 heaped tsp present coffee in 2 tsp prohibited water)

  • 20g walnut pieces, finely chopped

For a icing:

  • 25g unsalted butter, malleable 1 tbsp semi-skimmed milk

  • 1 tsp cheats’ espresso (as above)

  • 75g commanding sugar, sifted


Clean and dry 10 microwave-proof friand moulds (mine are approx. 6cm prolonged x 2cm wide). Any silicone cake cases will do – we can use unchanging cupcake cases if we don’t have a right figure to hand.

Cream a butter and sugarine together. Add a beaten eggs, followed by a rest of a ingredients, stirring as we go until all is combined.

Divide a reduction between a 10 moulds, creation certain to fill them customarily about two-thirds full – a beat will arise as it cooks.

To make transferring easier, we take a rotating image out of a x-ray and change a friand moulds on that, before environment it behind in place. Microwave a cakes on high for 3.5 minutes.

While they bake, make a commanding by mixing all a reduction with a flare or a whisk, if we have one to hand. You should finish adult with a smooth, thick buttercream.

Allow a friands to cold somewhat before commanding with frothy clouds of icing. You can widespread it on liberally or siren it if you’re feeling neat.

Eat prohibited or cold, alongside a flat white (what else?!). They’ll keep for 3 to 4 days in an indisputable tin.

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Jammy Thumbprint Cookies

These sticky, fruity cookies make me feel a bit like a five-year-old – not customarily when we eat them, though when we make them, too, squidging my ride into a center to make a hole for a jam. The brief cooking time creates them good and crumbly, rather than crisp, and a jam is deliciously gooey.


  • 250g belligerent almonds

  • 1 egg

  • 60ml coconut oil, melted

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 140g fruit jam of your choice


Preheat a oven to 250°C (fan 230°C) and line a baking piece with greaseproof paper.

Mix a almonds, egg, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla remove together in a play until they come together into a lax dough.

Roll blobs of mix (around a distance of ping-pong balls) between your palms and widespread them out on a baking sheet.

Flatten them with your fingers until a cookies are around 1cm thick. Then squidge your ride into a centre of any to emanate a low hole (make certain we don’t make a hole all a approach by or a jam will trickle out).

Fill a hole in any cookie with a heaped teaspoonful of jam.

Place a baking piece of cookies in a oven on a tip shelf and prepare for 4 minutes. When they’re done, open a doorway slightly, stagger a baking piece (to safeguard a cookies don’t locate or burn) and leave them to cold in a oven with a doorway ajar for around half an hour.

Enjoy prohibited or cold, with a crater of tea. The cookies will keep for 5 to 6 days in an indisputable tin.

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Panettone Perdu

Pain perdu – a posh name for French toast – is a classical dish: frail and buttery on a outside, soothing and tawny on a inside. My recipe takes bog-standard eggy bread to a whole new level, with slices of panettone – a fruity Italian fritter customarily eaten during Christmas – dripping in honeyed custard.


  • 2 eggs

  • 200ml whole divert or cream 20g caster sugar

  • zest of 1 orange

  • 1 tsp belligerent nutmeg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 thick-cut slices of panettone

For a fruity syrup:

  • 2 oranges (use a remove from one half and cut a other into segments)

  • 60g caster sugar

  • 80g cranberries


Put a doorknob of butter in a large, non-stick frying vessel and place it on a hob over a medium-high heat. Place a tiny saucepan over a middle feverishness and get it good and warm. You’ll also need a whisk.

In a wide, low bowl, drive a eggs, milk, sugar, orange zest, nutmeg and vanilla remove together.

Lay a slices of panettone flat in a play and leave them for a few seconds on any side to soak adult copiousness of custard.

Transfer a panettone to a frying pan. Leave a slices to hiss for 2 minutes, before flipping to a other side. They should be frail and golden on a side that’s cooked.

Meanwhile, put a orange remove and caster sugarine in a tiny saucepan and feverishness together until a sugarine dissolves and starts bubbling. After a integrate of minutes, supplement a orange segments and cranberries and leave them to meal for a notation or two.

When a panettone is ready, arrange any cut on a image and tip with a prohibited zesty syrup.

This is best eaten true after cooking, though we can keep it in a fridge for 1 or 2 days and reheat in a x-ray or a prohibited vessel before serving.

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