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A blueberry friand (cake)
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A borrowing from French.


friand (plural friands)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand) A type of cake, similar to the French financier, but with the addition of fruits or other flavourings; commonly eaten with coffee.
    • 2005, Amanda Hampson, The Olive Sisters, unnumbered page,
      I lug my stuff out to the ute and drive out of this lovely surburb with its old trees and young cafés, espresso and friands, poodles and BMWs.
    • 2007, Charles Firth, American Hoax, page 140,
      I decided to try a bite of Bertrand′s friand. I instantly spat it out.
    • 2011, Lisa Walker, Liar Bird, unnumbered page,
      So now, I rearranged the friands, made sure the coffee was hot and tidied the stack of course notes I′d arranged on the welcoming table.
    • 2011, Julia Thomas, Cake Angels: Amazing Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free Cakes, unnumbered page,
      Blueberry & lemon friands
      If you have never heard of friands, then you are in for a treat. They originate from Australia and are cousins of the French Financiers, the delicious moist egg-white cakes.
  2. A sausage roll, eaten in France.



See frire



friand (feminine singular friande, masculine plural friands, feminine plural friandes)

  1. cultured, having good taste
  2. (of food) delicious, tasty


friand m (plural friands)

  1. friand (a sausage wrapped in puff pastry)

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