Raspberry Lemon Little Loaves : ground almonds combined with egg whites, lemon zest and raspberries make a perfect treat !
There are at least two important things to mention about Raspberry Lemon Little Loaves : it is their refreshing lemony flavour combined with minced almonds and fruits dropped in to enjoy this tasty dessert.
Secondly, they do not include egg yolks and I make these loaves instead of Pavlova to spend egg whites I usually store into freezer when egg whites are to be separated for the dish I prepare. So, it makes these frugal.
I have one small loaf pan shaped to bake six mini loaves, each of 1 cup volume. I used this one for four loaves. If you bake larger ones, be careful to adapt baking time. Baking time is over when a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean.
The loaves are moist and tender and it is very easy to cut the slices to serve.
There is one great trick to prevent small fruits to sink to the bottom of the baking dish: if you want them ( and I believe you do ) to make a nice colourful slices when cutting the loafs or cakes, just gently roll / combine them with flour before you add them into the batter. Make sure they are dry before you combine them with flour :
Raspberry Lemon Little Loaves
- 10 Tbsp melted butter + extra for the pans
- 3 Tbsp lemon zest ( 2 large lemons )
- 4 egg whites
- Pinch of salt
- 4 Tbsp sugar
- 3/4 cup ground almonds
- Pinch of baking powder
- 6 Tbsp + 1 tsp all purpose flour
- 1 cup raspberries + 1 Tbsp flour
- 1 cup raspberries to serve with cake
- Icing sugar to dust before serving
Butter four mini loaves, each of 1 cup volume and leave aside.
Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
Gently combine raspberries and flour in a shallow bowl.
In another bowl, combine almonds, baking powder and flour.
In another,medium sized bowl, mix egg whites, salt and sugar until stiff peaks form.
Slowly add dry ingredients, butter and lemon zest.
Once the mixture is done, gently add flour coated raspberries and fill four mini loaves and bake for 16 mins.
One finished,leave in the pan to cool before you take them out.
Dust the loaves with icing sugar before serving and arrange with fresh raspberries.