his simple, yet phenomenal invention can often be found in many French pastries. Almonds are not just tasty, but also full of nutrients – they are rich in protein, vitamin E and minerals, such as magnesium and iron. So, with almond cream you get a sweet pleasure, and the healthy one, too! If you have never tasted creme d’amande before, you have a lot to catch up!
What is Crème d’Amande?
Crème d’amande [kʁɛm da.mɑ̃d] or almond cream is a French cream made of butter, sugar, eggs, almond flour, and rum. It can be used for making tarts or as a filling in puff pastry, and it is always baked. Almond cream is delicious itself; however, it also works great with various jams and poached fruits. Frangipane [fʁɑ̃ʒipan] is a filling made of almond cream mixed with crème pâtissière, invented in 1746 in Italy, and named after Frangipani (first name unknown), parfumier of French King Louis XIII, who invented bitter almond based perfume. Lots of recipes use the name “frangipane” for almond cream, however that is not technically correct.
How to Make Crème d’Amande?
- Fire up your favorite stand mixer and cream the butter with sugar and lemon zest.
- Add eggs one by one, mix until incorporated. You should have a smooth mixture.
- Fold in almond flour.
- Add rum and mix well.
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