Before macarons took over the world, there were friands. They came on the scene while I was living in the US, and I never did figure out what they were - exactly. I just knew that every self-respecting cafe had them at one stage. Well, today I made some (only about 10 years behind the times) and I have to say - I like! I used up bits and pieces from the fridge - no special shopping - and I ended up with 8 lemon friands.