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: January 23th 2022

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32 min.12 min.44 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
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Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Pour 250 g ground almonds onto a sheet of baking paper placed on a baking sheet.

Stage 2 - 12 min.
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Bake for 10 to 12 minutes to roast the almond powder.

Let cool.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Break 3 eggs into a high-sided container, add 2 tablespoons rum and whisk for a few seconds to get a smooth mixture.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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In the bowl of a mixer, pour 250 g icing sugar, 25 g cornflour and 250 g butter cut into small pieces.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Add the roasted and cooled almonds.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
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Start the mixer and knead until smooth.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Leave the mixer running and pour in the egg + rum mixture in a small stream.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Once this mixture is incorporated, the addition of ingredients is complete for your almond cream.

For frangipane, leave the mixer running and gradually add cold 350 g Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream).

Stage 9 - 10 min.
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Then increase the speed of the mixer a little and let the mixture air out, about 10 minutes.

Stage 10
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Your almond cream, or frangipane, is ready.
Remarks
It is not necessary to roast the almond powder in the oven, but it is worth it because it will enhance the taste of your future almond cream.

You can store this cream in the refrigerator in a closed container for a few days, but it also freezes very well. You can then take from the container in the freezer, only the desired quantity for your recipe.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge, in a closed bottle. Could be freezed 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
522 Kcal or 2,186 Kj10 gr40 gr41 gr
26 %4 %4 %6 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Nuts, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 kg : 8.54 €

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Source
After Gaston Lenôtre.
This recipe uses (among others)
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tyrolean apple crumble, Steak burger topped with egg, Langoustine sabayon tart, Kouign-amann brioche, Fish "à la Bordelaise", ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Moist cereal bars, Calissons, Mirlitons, Caribbean upside-down cake, Beurre d'escargot, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Brioche slices with almond cream, Chocolate almond cookies, Arlesian Biscuits, Brioche royale, Royal icing, ... All
CornflourCornflour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chestnut moelleux, Italian hot chocolate , Upside-down Parmentier, Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine , Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream), ... All
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  • Hello,
    No, don't worry about that, the mix of almond cream + crème patissière make a great result after baking.
    Posted by jh january 9th 2018 at 16:13 (n° 2)
  • Hello, my question about frangipan. Since almond cream has to be baked, doesn't it ruin Creme Patissiere? I thought you are not suppose to bake or overcook Creme Patissiere?
    Posted by Joe january 9th 2018 at 13:37 (n° 1)
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