Frangipane Buns

Author: Canadian Living

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

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • Sweet Yeast Dough recipe
Frangipane:
  • 1 cup whole unblanched almond
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoons almond extract
Topping:
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

Method

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 facts Per bun: about

  • Sodium 275 mg
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 374.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Cholesterol 83 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g

%RDI

  • Iron 20.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 52.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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