Sunday, June 11, 2017

Oatmeal Frangipane

Frangipane is a sweet, almond-based confectionery topping. It begins with a creamy butter sugar mixture, adds several eggs, and then almond flour which gives it texture. Sometimes a little flour is added for stability, but if not frangipane is gluten-free. Frangipane can also be flavored with lemon zest or an extract.

I wanted to find a similar alternative to frangipane that did not use nuts. I decided to use rolled oats and tested it out on my apple tart from yesterday's post. It worked quite well. Both oats and almonds pair well with apple so if preferred, substitute ground almonds for the oats in the recipe below for a regular frangipane.

Oatmeal Frangipane
170 grams salted butter
170 grams granulated (white) sugar
4 large egg
170 grams quick-cooking rolled oats

Cream butter and sugar together well until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in oats.

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