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Almond Cream

Added by: on Dec 8th, 2010
Almond cream is not almond paste. Almond cream is a mixture of eggs, butten and almond flour or ground almonds - made from sweet, not bitter, almonds - while almond paste contains some bitter almonds to give it its distinctive flavor. Almond cream is often used to line tart shells for both cooked .. more >
Rating:
5
Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
17 min
Ready In:
22 min

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Original Recipe Yield: 1 serving (2 cups)
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour (or 2 cups blanched almonds)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 10 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • * 2 tablespoons dark rum (optional)
Nutrition Facts
Almond Cream

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 2238

  • Total Fat: 171.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 66.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 592.2 mg
  • Sodium: 883.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 157.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 17.4 g
  •     Sugars: 131.6 g
  • Protein: 39.4 g
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Directions:

Almond Cream

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To make almond cream, cream sugar and butter until smooth, then work in the eggs. Work in the almond flour (or ground almonds) and rum.

Almond Cream

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To make frangipane, stir together almond cream and pastry cream.

Cooks' note:
If using, toast the blanched almonds in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes, let cool, and grind for 2 minutes in a food processor.
Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and egg yolk, one by one, adding the yolk only when the mixture is even and smooth.
Mix in the almond flour (or ground almonds) and the rum. Keep covered in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 3 days until needed.

VARIATION.
Frangipane is made by combining 1 part pastry cream with 2 parts almond cream.

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