Enjoying each other’s company – isn’t that what life is all about?
Owning a store and doing catering we meet many people. We see them regularly and know them by name, but as time goes, those people become special friends.
I feel so very fortunate to not only have a business that I enjoy every day but also woven into my life so many friendly faces and friends I see on a daily basis. Having a store can have its challenges but catching up with the girls while at work has to be one of the best benefits!
This week our team also enjoyed dinner and a show at The Elmira Theatre. Suburban Standoff was a great play with very talented actors and actresses – there was a lot of laughter in the room. Our team works hard and a night out was needed and appreciated. We often cater events and rarely get to join in on the fun!
The recipe below is always a hit, but why wouldn’t it be? Chocolate and Raspberry Friands certainly attract a lot of friends. Happy cooking!
Chocolate and Raspberry Friands
100 grams of butter
100 grams of dark chocolate
1 cup ground almonds
1-1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. cocoa
1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
6 egg whites
1/2 cup frozen/ fresh raspberries
Icing sugar to dust
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Butter ramekins or heart-shaped pan or muffin tins, cut small pieces of parchment paper to line the bottom of the pan.
Melt chocolate and butter together, allow some time to cool.
In a bowl place ground almonds, sifted icing sugar, flour, cinnamon and cocoa. Stir together. Make a well or hole in the center of the bowl. Add the egg whites (the egg whites do not need to be beaten) and melted chocolate and butter. Stir until combined – do not over-mix.
Scoop the batter into chosen greased pan muffin tin or another individual vessel. The batter should be about half way up the tin. Add 4-5 raspberries to each tin.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before taking out of the pan.
Dust with icing sugar and serve.