4343 Frangipane Cream

Ingredients

  • 250 g (9 oz) sugar
  • 250 g (9 oz) flour
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 8 egg yolks
  • litres (2⅝ pt or U.S. cups) milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • a small pinch of salt
  • 50 g (2 oz) crushed macaroons and 100 g ( oz) butter.

Method

Bring the milk to the boil and infuse with the vanilla.

Place the sugar, flour, eggs, yolks and salt in a pan and mix together with a wooden spoon. Pour on the milk slowly, mixing well. Place on the stove and bring to the boil stirring all the time; allow to boil for 2 minutes then pour into a basin.

Add and mix in the butter and macaroons, then smooth the surface with small pieces of butter to prevent a skin forming.

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