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).
333,257 24.6/5 for 49 ratings
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Last modified on: October 29th 2014

For 1 kg, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 500 g 1 kg 2 kg 3 kg

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PreparationStart to finish
23 min.23 min.
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Keeping:

A few days in the fridge, in a closed bottle. Could be freezed easily.

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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,981 Kcal or 20,854 Kj91 gr378 gr392 gr
249 %35 %36 %59 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
382 Kcal or 1,599 Kj7 gr29 gr30 gr
19 %3 %3 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

After Gaston Lenôtre.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rich hazelnut buttercream, Stuffed prunes, Financier batter, Hazelnut and orange cake, Arizona cupcakes, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Caramelized pear custard tart, Chocolate cereal bars, Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage, Corsican tarts, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caribbean upside-down cake, Apricot blancmange, Succès praliné (praline meringue), Amaretti, Fruit crumble, ... All
CornflourCornflour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate eclairs, Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, Mushroom velouté, Pistachio confectioner's custard, Two-stage beef chuck , ... All

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