Frangipane cream, recipeand tips for the preparation of pies and cake. Tart with apple and frangipane cream, tart with frangipane cream and jam… and lots of tips!
Frangipane, what is it
Thefrangipani, in pastry, is onecreambased onalmond flourused to prepare famous cakes and pies.
In botany, thefrangipaniit is a genus of plants with large, beautiful and very fragrant flowers. For all information onwhat is frangipanein the botanical field, I refer you to the pageFrangipani, plant. The scent of the flowers of the fragipani plant is often compared to the scent of thefrangipane cake!
Thefrangipaniit is also anon-alcoholic cocktailmade with coconut juice, strawberry, banana and other tropical fruits such as papaya.
On this page we will focus onrecipes, cakes and pieswith thefrangipane cream.
In France, thefrangipane creamit is traditionally used to fill the typical dessertGalette Des Rois, a kind of brioche typical of the Epiphany.
The ingredients required by therecipethey are few and simple:almond flour, butter, sugar and eggs.
Therealmond flourprovides a good amount ofmonounsaturated fatty acidsispolyunsaturated fatty acids, is rich in magnesium and other micronutrients that make thefrangipane creamvery interesting.
The egg content makes thefrangipane creama high protein food.
The only penalizing ingredients are butter and sugar. To limit or completely eliminate the use of butter, there are those who prepare thefrangipane creamwith eggs, milk, almond flour and sugar. Therefrangipane cream without butterit is certainly healthier.
Frangipane cream, recipe
Frangipane cream is very similar tocustard, only itsrecipeprovides for the use ofalmond flour. here are the ingredients:
- 150 g of almond flour
- 2 eggs
- 120 g of butter
- 120 g sugar
Here's how to make frangipane cream according to its original recipe.
- Soften the butter.
- Whip and mix the butter with the sugar.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, and blend with an electric mixer.
- Add the almond flour and mix.
The consistency is the same as the custard, only thefrangipane creamit is less smooth: almond flour has a very high granulometry which affects the texture of the finished product.
- Place the ingredients in a steel saucepan.
- Transfer the mixture to a low flame stove.
- Stir continuously until the cream starts to boil. Turn off the heat.
You can use thefrangipane creamto prepare apieor to stuff oneApple pieor onechocolate cake.
Here she isoriginal recipe of the frangipane tart. In this recipe the shortcrust pastry is prepared to be stuffed raw withfrangipane cream(previous recipe).
Prepare the shortcrust pastry using:
- 300 g of flour 00
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 untreated lemon zest
- 8 g baking powder for cakes (one sachet)
- 150 g of powdered sugar
- 90 g of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 vanilla pod
These ingredients will be enough for onefrangipane tartwith a diameter of 28 cm. Make sure you have a 11-inch tart mold before continuing.
The doses offrangipane creamnecessary are double those highlighted in the previous recipe, therefore: 300 g of almond flour, 4 eggs, 240 of butter, 240 of sugar.
The frangipane cream is spread over the raw pastry. Finally it is left to cook in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 40 minutes. To make it more golden, you can sprinkle the top of the pastry with brown sugar and chopped almonds.
Frangipane and jam tart
The frangipane tart can be enriched with jam. The recipe for the frangipane and jam tart provides for the addition, on the raw shortcrust pastry spread in the mold, of a oranges, fishingorapricot.
Then you will have: layer of shortcrust pastry, layer of orange marmalade, layer of frangipane cream, surface pastry sheet.
Very popular is theapple tart and frangipane cream. In this case, you have: layer of shortcrust pastry, layer of orange marmalade, layer of frangipane cream, sliced apples used to cover thepie.
Also in this case you can bake thefrangipani apple piein a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 40 minutes.