Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pithivier: What happens to leftover Frangipane

At the end of this month's DB challenge I was left with some extra frangipane. What to do, what to do.
I have seen this gorgeous French pastry called Pithivier. Usually it is a gorgeous flower shape, tall and glistening puff pastry goodness.
I thought let's have a crack at this. It's not much of a recipe since it only consists of store bought or home made puff pastry and frangipane.
The recipe for the frangipane can be found here.

1/2 package of puff pastry
1 1/2 c frangipane, chilled
Egg wash
Corn syrup glaze
- 1 tbsp corn syrup and 1 tsp water


- Cut the puff pastry in half and roll each half till about 1/8 in. thick
- Place 1 piece on a parchment lined sheet pan
- Egg wash the whole piece
- Spoon frangipane down the middle in a long strip
- Place the top piece of pastry and seal
- Brush more egg wash on top
- cut a small vent hole in the top of the Pithivier

Bake at 375 for 30 mins.
Remove and brush with corn syrup then return to the oven for 15 more minutes.
Cool, slice and serve either when still warm or cool.