Dark chocolate and pear friands
( SERVES 12 )
- Preheat oven to 180C. Grease gem trays or muffin pans.
- Using a large bowl, tip in the butter, almonds, egg whites, icing sugar and flour, then stir until just combined.
- Stir through the chocolate and the pears, reserving the extra half to put on the top.
- Spoon into the trays and bake for 10 minutes then top with slices of pear and continue cooking for a further 10-15 minutes.