Tested till perfect Frangipane Buns

Frangipane Buns

Frangipane is a sweet almond paste as rich and seductive as the cinnamon filling in cinnamon buns.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Holiday Celebrations: 2007

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Portion size 12 buns

Ingredients

Frangipane:

  • 1 cup 1cupwhole unblanched almondwhole unblanched almonds
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter, softened
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspalmond extract

Topping:

  • 1 1eggeggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspicing sugar
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Preparation

Line 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan with double thickness parchment paper; set aside.

Frangipane: In food processor, finely chop almonds. Add sugar and flour; pulse to combine. Add butter, egg and almond extract; pulse until smooth paste, about 30 seconds. Transfer to bowl. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Punch down dough. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough into 18- x 14-inch (45 x 35 cm) rectangle.

Leaving 1-inch (2.5 cm) border, spread frangipane evenly over dough, mounding slightly on 1 long side. Starting with mounded side, tightly roll up; pinch seam to seal.

With serrated knife, cut roll into 12 slices. Place, cut side up, in prepared pan. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours; let come to room temperature before continuing, about 1 hour.) Cover slices and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.

Topping: Brush with egg; sprinkle with almonds. Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven until golden and rolls sound hollow when tapped on bottoms, 20 to 25 minutes.

Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely. Sprinkle with sugar. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and overwrap in heavy-duty foil; freeze for up to 3 weeks.)

Nutritional Information Per bun: about

cal 374 pro 10g total fat 17g sat. fat 6g
carb 46g fibre 3g chol 83mg sodium 275mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 20 vit A 9 folate 52
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