In a bowl place 1 3/4 cups of sifted icing sugar, 3/4 cup of sifted plain flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 cup of almond meal (almond powder). Mix with a spoon. Add 5 medium egg whites and mix until all mixed. In a sauce pan, place 125g butter and melt on a stove until boiling hot and slightly golden (be sure not to burn it). Add the hot melted butter to the dry mix and continue to mix with a spoon until mixed. Fill greased friand tins to 3/4 each and bake at 180C (or 160C fan forced) for 20 minutes. Once you have filled the tins, you can add berries on top of it, or try lemon zest and falked almond combination.
Something to remember about friands: Its a very sticky mix so use plenty of oil spray for the tins or better still line the tins with paper.