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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 wrapped in puff pastry, 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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