just a few words to get started….
shall i go on?
as usual, i made a few mods including omitting the prune jam…sorry, dorie, but that just wasn’t something i even had a remote desire to try! i felt slightly guilty about this until i read martha stewart’s recipe which had no sign of prune jam anywhere…that was all the permission i needed to go ahead with a clear conscience!
also, dorie’s almond cream uses either rum or vanilla. i sprung for brandy which is probably completely un-traditional, but it sounded delicious (and it was!)
basically, pithiviers is made up of a homemade almond cream sandwiched between two puffy layers of puff pastry (which i bought)…what’s not to like?
here’s all my ingredients for the almond cream…
as you can see…cream is a bit of a misnomer…no cream in sight! it was chilled in a disk shape…
my puff pastry got rolled out and then the almond cream was place in between the two layers…
it was sealed by pressing the tines of a fork around the edges and then got an egg wash before going into the oven…
lovely, isn’t it?
and got devoured by my family…i saved one piece today to take a few more photos…enjoy!