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Almond cream or frangipane

Almond cream or frangipane

Light and delicious, it is used in a lot of desserts like tarts, cakes and pies (epiphany galette).

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Last modified on: October 29th 2014

For 1 kg, you will need:

Change for: 500 g 1 kg 2 kg 3 kg

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
23 min.23 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, in a closed bottle. Could be freezed easily.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Almond cream or frangipane : Photo of step #1 Put 250 g butter in the bowl of the mixer, and begin kneading on low speed to soften.

If you have a Kenwood, use the " K " beater.
Stage 2
3 min.
Almond cream or frangipane : Photo of step #2 Once butter is soft, stop the mixer and add 250 g ground almonds, 250 g icing sugar and 3 eggs.
Stage 3
10 min.
Almond cream or frangipane : Photo of step #3 Knead again on medium speed until obtaining a smooth light mixture (about 5 - 10 minutes).

Then add 25 g cornflour and 2 tablespoons rum while still kneading.

You have made almond cream that you can use as it, or improve in frangipane cream.
Stage 4
5 min.
Almond cream or frangipane : Photo of step #4 To make frangipane, add 350 g Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream) (cold) a tablespoonful at a time.

Continue kneading until mixture is light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).

It is ready.

Remarks

You can keep this cream in the refrigerator in a closed container for several days, but it can also be frozen easily.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 kg : 10.35 €

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Recipes which use this 5

Apple amandine tarts from Brélès
Apple amandine tarts from Brélès
Plum tart
Plum tart
Rhubarb tart
Rhubarb tart
Epiphany galette
Epiphany galette
Brioche slices with almond cream
Brioche slices with almond cream
Source: After Gaston Lenôtre.
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This recipe use (among others)
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chestnut moelleux, Almond mug cake for Mary, Apple Strudel, Amaretti, Apricot blancmange, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Linzer torte, Succès praliné (praline meringue), Arlesian Biscuits, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Arizona cupcakes, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelised apple pie, Walnut short bread, Béarnaise sauce, Toffee apple upside-down cake, Naan, ... All
CornflourCornflour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple confectioner's custard, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Du Barry soup, Blanquette of veal, Gâteau Basque , ... All

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