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Almond Cream

Almond Cream

Almond Cream

Ingredients

Cooking Directions

  1. 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.

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

Additional Info

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 and raw fruit tarts. When almond cream is combined with pastry cream it becomes frangipane, which is lighter than almond cream and preferred by some bakers for lining tarts (see variation). You can also substitute other nuts to make other nut creams - toasted hazelnuts are especially good.

Detailed nutritional info

  • Other2
    • 38.4ug
      13-cis-retinol:
    • 1198.08ug
      All-trans-retinol:
    • 2.33mg
      Alpha-tocopherol:
    • 5.12mg
      Phytosterol:
    • 5.12mg
      Beta-sitosterol:
    • 2.3g
      Branched chain FA:
  • Vitamins
    • 0.26ug
      Biotin:
    • 778.24ug
      Carotene:
    • 785.92ug
      Carotene, beta:
    • 0.13mg
      Niacin equivalent:
    • 0.06mg
      Pantothenic acid:
    • 1226.24ug
      Retinol:
    • 0.09mg
      Riboflavin:
    • 2.37mg
      Vitamin E:
    • 0.09mg
      Tocopherol, beta:
    • 0.1mg
      Tocopherol, delta:
    • 0.03mg
      Tocopherol, gamma:
    • 0.13g
      Tryptophan:
    • 1356.8ug
      Vitamin A:
    • 0.38ug
      Vitamin B12:
    • 1.15ug
      Vitamin D:
    • 9.47ug
      Vitamin K:
  • Minerals
    • 23.04mg
      Calcium, Ca:
    • 1272.32mg
      Chloride, Cl:
    • 0.01mg
      Copper, Cu:
    • 48.64ug
      Iodine, I:
    • 34.56mg
      Potassium, K:
    • 2.56mg
      Magnesium, Mg:
    • 775.68mg
      Sodium:
    • 29.44mg
      Phosphorus, P:
    • 0.13mg
      Zinc, Zn:
  • Proximates
    • 0.77g
      Total Carbs:
    • 952.32kCal
      Calories:
    • 3915.52kj
      Energy:
    • 105.22g
      Total Fat:
    • 0.77g
      Lactose:
    • 0.77g
      Protein:
    • 0.13g
      Sorbitol:
    • 0.77g
      Sugars:
    • 19.07g
      Water:
  • Lipids
    • 272.9mg
      Cholesterol:
    • 3g
      10:0:
    • 3.44g
      12:0:
    • 10.71g
      14:0:
    • 1.08g
      15:0:
    • 28.21g
      16:0:
    • 1.59g
      16:1 c:
    • 0.72g
      17:0:
    • 10.96g
      18:0:
    • 20.22g
      18:1 c:
    • 1.22g
      18:2 n-6 c,c:
    • 0.59g
      18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA):
    • 0.03g
      18:3 n-6 c,c,c:
    • 0.17g
      20:0:
    • 0.06g
      22:0:
    • 0.1g
      24:1 c:
    • 4.25g
      4:0:
    • 2.48g
      6:0:
    • 1.4g
      8:0:
    • 26.76g
      Fatty acids, total monounsaturated:
    • 3.62g
      Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated:
    • 66.68g
      Saturated Fat:
    • 3.67g
      Trans Fat:
    • 3.11g
      Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic:
    • 0.72g
      Fatty acids, total trans-polyenoic:
    • 0.05mg
      Undifferentiated fatty acids:
    • 0.08g
      cis 12:1:
    • 0.88g
      cis 14:1:
    • 0.01g
      cis 15:1:
    • 0.27g
      cis 17:1:
    • 3.08g
      cis/trans 18:1 n-7:
    • 18.85g
      cis/trans 18:1 n-9:
    • 0.03g
      cis 18:4 n-3:
    • 0.22g
      cis 20:1:
    • 0.06g
      cis 20:3 n-6:
    • 0.12g
      cis 20:4 n-6:
    • 0.08g
      cis 20:5 n-3:
    • 0.1g
      cis 22:5 n-3:
    • 0.01g
      24:0:
    • 23.65g
      Fatty acids, total cis monoenoic:
    • 2.91g
      Fatty acids, total cis polyenoic:
    • 0.87g
      Fatty acids, polyunsaturated, total Omega n-3:
    • 1.8g
      Fatty acids, polyunsaturated, total Omega n-6: