Not-Birthday Hazelnut + Nectarine Friands

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 25 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy-ish

Hello my lovelies! We’re feeling a little bit french and a little bit fancy today. Perfect for a not-birthday treat. One of my favourite people has a hard time at her birthday. But that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t have cake. So we’re making a seasonally appropriate version of a classic. A classic for France and for this blog. A pistachio friand was the very first recipe I ever posted. Time to give it another turn on the dancefloor. This time in a new frock. We are deep into stone fruit season down in this part of the world. My absolute favourite fruit season. Sigh. I would take stone fruit over anything else any day. As well as apricot and plum jam i’m drying peaches and packing measured kilos into the freezer for a spot of joy later in the year. Nectarines go wonderfully in baking because they have a bit more sharpness than peaches. And who doesn’t love the sweet nuttiness of hazelnuts?

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