Monday, 24 October 2011

Getting in the mood for French

Hello, how are you?  Today I had two young ladies (Genevieve and friend) in the house practicing for their French oral exam tomorrow.  As they were working so hard, I decided to make them food to eat with a slightly French flavour.  I made Blueberry Friands and I can tell you they were unbelievably delicious.

The best way to eat them, slightly warmed with a dusting of icing sugar,
accompanied by your choice of hot beverage.

Out of the dozen I made yesterday, only two remain!  It's back to good old fashioned homemade Anzac biscuits when the Friands are finished.

I also made delicious baguettes (baguettes from the bakery) for lunch stuffed with turkey, Brie cheese and lettuce.   Charlotte sent me a text message saying how much she enjoyed hers just before starting work. 

The weather today has turned wintry which has me searching in the cupboard for a warm jumper.  To think I was in shorts and a t-shirt yesterday.  That's spring for you where I live, very unpredictable.

Take care everyone and thanks for popping by.

Anne  xx


  1. Oh my, those friands do look delicious Anne........I've never made them, must get hold of a friand tin. I'm not surprised there's only two left !!
    Your baguettes sound simply yummy as well and I do love a golden syrupy, oaty Anzac too.

    Can't believe it was Wintry down there, as it got to 27 here today and I have only just put a long sleeved top on at 10.30pm.

    The rain has stopped but I do hope we get some more,

    Claire X

  2. Hummm! Blueberry Friands looks delicious!
    I would love to be there with you...

    Have a nice week ahead.

  3. I've never heard of friands but they look lovely. What a sweet mum you are! x

  4. I have never made friands but yours look yummy so I might be tempted to!
    Our Autumn is being very unpredictable, temperature-wise too.

  5. They look very tempting - perfect for helping with revision.

    After being cold last week - this week I'm too warm and having to open windows!

  6. I've never heard of the word friand before - perhaps I'm too simple! They look like buns but are obviously not. - I've just looked them up on Google. They sound and yours look delicious. Is there a recipe in the offing?
    Love from Mum

  7. It's been freezing!!!
    But I got to try out my hood/scarf/turtle-neck/gloves yesterday at the park.
    Most excellent.

    Even MORE excellent would have been if I could have come home from the freezing park and the fairies had made me friands while I was gone!

  8. What a lovely supportive mother you are. I haven't heard of Friands either but they do look superb ! Good luck to the girls.

    Spring can be very changeable snow one minute & very hot the next ! We are enjoying a wonderful bright crisp Autumn but my in laws in Scotland have rain, rain, rain...

  9. I've never heard of friands either but they look scrummy, as do the drinks.


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