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Rich hazelnut buttercream

Rich hazelnut buttercream
This delicious preparation is an alternative to almond frangipane: a nutty buttercream enriched with eggs, designed to be cooked into various pastries.
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Last modified on: November 15th 2017

For 950 g, you will need:

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Several days in the fridge in a sealed container. Freezes very well.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Rich hazelnut buttercream : Photo of step #1
Put into a mixer bowl: 250 g butter (cut into small pieces), 250 g ground hazelnuts, 250 g icing sugar, 3 eggs, 25 g cornflour and 2 tablespoons rum (optional).

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Start the mixer on slow speed and beat until evenly mixed.

Stage 3 - 30 min.
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Your rich hazelnut buttercream is ready.

Refrigerate in a sealed container for at least half an hour before using.


Do be careful when choosing the ground hazelnuts. Buy the best quality you can, as recent as possible and preferably organic. These will be dearer, of course, but so much better.

For an even more intense hazelnut flavour, use a hazelnut liqueur instead of the rum.

You might like to try making a hazelnut frangipane, by adding 350 g of cold confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) to the finished hazelnut buttercream. This should be added a little at a time with the mixer running.

Nutritional information

% 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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This recipe uses (among others)
Ground hazelnutsGround hazelnuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Hazelnut and orange cake, Chestnut moelleux, Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Finger biscuits, Royal icing, Almond cream or frangipane, Armagnac marzipan, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nonettes, Chocolate sauce, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, Chocolate cake, Moist Lemon Cake, ... All
CornflourCornflour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup, Langoustine gratin, Du Barry soup, Pear and lime meringue pie, Chestnut moelleux, ... All

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