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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

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How long does it take?

Fulfillment
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).

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Recipes which use this 5

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Exotic fruit tart
Epiphany galette
Epiphany galette
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Apple amandine tarts from Brélès
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Source

After Gaston Lenôtre.

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This recipe use (among others)
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Doughnuts, Spinach and Comté Loaf, Apple Batter Puddings, Potato purée , Langoustine sabayon tart, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Moist chocolate cake, Moist cereal bars, Fruit crumble, Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée), Caribbean upside-down cake, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stuffed prunes, Jam doughnuts, Arizona cupcakes, Chocolate almond cookies, Little Christmas biscuits, ... All
CornflourCornflour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Boeuf (beef) bourguignon, Rabbit civet "à la normande", Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine , Lemon Confectioner's Custard, Pistachio custard tart, ... All

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