Almond cream sandwich cake

    Almond cream sandwich cake

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    2hr30min


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    About this recipe: This is a fabulous cake that looks professionally made.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 110g butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 250ml water
    • 4 tablespoons flaked almonds
    • 125g plain flour
    • 4 eggs
    • 475ml double cream
    • 120g icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

    Method
    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter, salt, water and almonds. Bring to the boil and stir in flour, all at once, stirring vigorously until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Transfer dough to a pastry bag with a number 8 star tip, and pipe pastry in a 20cm (8 in) ring, 2.5cm (1 in) wide, on a baking tray.
    3. Bake 50 minutes, or until puffed, set and golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
    4. While pastry is baking, combine cream, sugar, vanilla and almond extracts in a medium bowl and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and whip with electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
    5. Split cooled ring in half lengthways using a sharp knife. Scoop out any soft dough. Place bottom half on serving plate, and fill with whipped cream. Place other half of ring on top, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.

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