Meaning of friand in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfriːɒnd/


  • A small cake made from almond meal and typically flavoured with fruit.

    ‘I laid out the friands and made sure the coffee was hot’
    • ‘Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C and lightly grease 12 friand moulds.’
    • ‘Friands are best eaten on the day they are made.’
    • ‘A glaze of melted marmalade can be brushed on the cooked friands whilst they are cooling.’
    • ‘Leave the friands in the moulds for another 5 minutes, before gently unmoulding onto a wire tray.’
    • ‘Friands can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.’
    • ‘Dust friands with icing sugar before serving.’
    • ‘Before baking, friands can be topped with raspberries, rhubarb or blueberries.’
    • ‘From friands to fried potatoes, flatbreads to frittata, the book covers her entire culinary repertoire.’
    • ‘We bought chocolate friands and ate them with a 2003 Banyuls.’
    • ‘I love making friands as they are so quick and easy, and great for morning tea.’


1990s French, ‘dainty’.