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Old 11-17-2019, 12:41 PM   #1
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Almond Paste Recipe

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It's almost Christmas time again..Going to make cookies using almond paste.

I need 8 ounces. Can someone please give me some idea on how to make 8 ounces using almonds? I have a large bag and want to try making my own rather than buying at the store.

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Old 11-17-2019, 12:56 PM   #2
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It's fairly simple. While I've never made it, it's a matter of grinding blanched almonds with powdered sugar and egg white. Some folks add a dash of almond extract too.

You'll need a food processor. No doubt you can find a raft of recipes on line.
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:25 PM   #3
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Thanks.

Is their any reason I can't use unblanched almonds?
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thanks.

Is their any reason I can't use unblanched almonds?
I would think Blanched will produce a white paste.
Unblanched will be brown from the almond skins.

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I should think not only would the paste be brown but it might well have small bits of the skin. I have a feeling the skins would not grind down very well to powder form.
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The skin is also bitter.
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It's not hard to do. https://www.seriouseats.com/2018/06/...h-almonds.html
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Thanks for posting this - it never occurred to me to make my own almond paste but I'm going to try it. It's expensive to buy in a prepared block!

I found a great tutorial here: https://www.daringgourmet.com/how-to...-almond-paste/ and a good explanation of the differences between almond paste and marzipan.
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