Recipe for the frangipane cake

galette a la frangipane

Here is the traditional recipe for the frangipane cake, as easy to make as it is delicious.

Ingredients for 6 persons :

  • 2 puff pastry sheets
  • 50 g of powder of almonds
  • 50 g butter
  • 35 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 30 ml vanilla pastry cream
  • 2 ml rum
  • A few drops of bitter almond
  • 1 bean

In a bowl,

  • Put the butter, sugar and rum on top, then mix until the mixture becomes white.
  • Add almond powder, 2 eggs and mix.
  • Add the cold pastry cream and a few drops of bitter almond and mix.

Arrange the dough in a pie tin or on the baking sheet covered with baking paper and prick it with a fork.

  • Apply a brush soaked in cold water to 2 cm of the inner edges to facilitate adhesion.
  • Garnish with the frangipane about 1.5 cm high, place the bean on a rim.
  • Close the cake with the 2 e paste, seal the edges with a little water.
  • Brush the surface of the cake with beaten egg in 2 times, waiting a good quarter of an hour between each layer, then decorate as you wish and leave to rest for a few hours in the refrigerator.
  • Bake the cake at 175° for 40/45 min in a preheated oven.

Enjoy your meal!

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