Rhubarb & Rose Friands…

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is coming up in September and today I am sharing this Rhubarb & Rose Friands recipe with you.

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 35 minutes

Serves 12

Friand tray tin (8cm each)


  • 120g rhubarb
  • 20g golden caster sugar
  • 160 g butter
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 125 g ground almonds
  • 6 egg whites
  • 6ml vanilla extract
  • 10 ml rose water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Slice the rhubarb on a diagonal to 2cm pieces, sprinkle with the caster sugar. Roast for 15 minutes. For the batter first melt the butter in a small saucepan, allow to cool to use in the recipe.
  3. Grease the friand tin with a little of the melted butter.
  4. Sift the flour and icing sugar into a bowl then stir through the ground almonds. Separate the eggs and retain the egg whites into another large bowl and whisk until they are white and frothy.
  5. Gently mix the frothy egg whites into the bowl of dry ingredients. Add the melted butter, vanilla extract, and rose water, stir to combine.
  6. Fill the friand tin until each mould is ⅔ full. Then place a piece of the roasted rhubarb on top and gently press into the batter.
  7. Bake the friands in the oven for 15 -20 mins minutes, or until they are lightly golden and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Let the friands cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Serve the friands warm or cold with a dusting of icing sugar.

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning takes place on Friday 30th September 2016.

For more recipes, or to register to hold a coffee morning and help ensure no-one faces cancer alone, visit: Coffee Macmillan


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Tamar SB
    September 1, 2016 / 12:03 am

    I need to experiment with rhubarb more!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 1, 2016 / 9:01 am

      Thanks for the comment Tamar 🙂

  2. Mummy Tries
    September 1, 2016 / 7:51 am

    These look very tasty! I'm (mostly) sugar free, so would never make them, but I'm not sure I could resist if someone else did 😉

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 1, 2016 / 9:06 am

      Thank you. I am going to try and be sugar free throughout September, once the children are back to school 🙂

  3. Margarett Murphy
    September 1, 2016 / 11:11 am

    Who I have some rhubarb in the garden too.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 1, 2016 / 6:56 pm

      Hope you get to try it 🙂

  4. Dean B
    September 1, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    What a pretty spread! I've never cooked any rhubarb before, but this has just inspired me.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 1, 2016 / 6:57 pm

      Thanks Dean 🙂

  5. Alina
    September 1, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    Not a big fan of rhubarb but it looks so gorgeous I'd eat it anyway ;)Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 1, 2016 / 6:57 pm

      Hehe, Thanks for stopping by Alina 🙂

  6. ana de jesus
    September 1, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Not only does it look pretty but it also looks divine. I can't wait to try it xxx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 2, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      Thanks Ana 🙂

  7. Kara Guppy
    September 2, 2016 / 10:17 am

    I have been given a load of rhubarb and had no idea what to do with it…….now sorted, thank you

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 2, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Aww great, thanks for stopping by Kara 🙂

  8. Evelina
    September 2, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I love rhubarbs! It looks absolutely divine!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 2, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks Evelina 🙂

  9. beautyqueenuk
    September 2, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    I havent had rhubarb in so long and now I am really craving some x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 2, 2016 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks for the comment x

  10. Joanna Davis
    September 3, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    These look so delicious! I was actually thinking lately of making a rhubarb cake but I couldn't decide on what. This might just be the right answer.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 4, 2016 / 5:37 am

      Thanks for the comment Joanna, whoo I hope you get to try them 🙂

  11. Stella Olojola
    September 4, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Amazing photography here. Looks so delicious. Will try making mine.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 7, 2016 / 5:45 am

      Thanks for stopping by Stella 🙂

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