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frangipane

Pronunciation: [FRAN-juh-payn; Fr. FRAWN-zhee-pan]

1. A pastry made with egg yolks, flour, butter and milk that is very similar to choux pastry. Baked frangipane puffs are often filled with forcemeat. 2. A rich crème pâtissière flavored with ground almonds and used as a filling or topping for pastries and cakes. Also called frangipani.