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Old 10-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #11
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um...read the ingredient list, it will tell you if there is sugar in it. I love almod paste, but mine doesn't come in disks.
um... it's in Turkish
I can't even tell if there's an ingredient list on the box. It might as well be in Farsi.
I ate one. I was not impressed. I don't think it's a nibble on food.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #12
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Spot on Harry,
Now you're talking! Stuffed dates are one of the best 'petit fours' in the whole wide world and are my own Christmas gift to myself (in case no-one else gives me any!! ) but I see no reason why you cannot enjoy them on their own with coffee. Nibble one and see if the taste is pleasing on the tongue. If so, hide away and eat them yourself.............only joking!! You see boxes of them here in France, very often coloured pink, apricot,pistashio green and are sometimes taken as a gift when invited to dinner at a friends home.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #13
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um... it's in Turkish
I can't even tell if there's an ingredient list on the box. It might as well be in Farsi.
I ate one. I was not impressed. I don't think it's a nibble on food.
Ah! I didn't understand that!
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:12 PM   #14
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I may be giving Bea's cookie recipe a go when I'm feeling brave and courageous.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #15
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I bought some almond paste today for a pear tart I'm making.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:21 PM   #16
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What are your thoughts about dropping a few discs into ice vanilla cream?
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:22 PM   #17
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I bought some almond paste today for a pear tart I'm making.
that is the best andy.thin crispy pastry,layer of almond paste,pears on top.baked until the pears are soft & the marzipan goes soft & gooey...deeeelish.....if we are talking about the same thing that is!!
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that is the best andy.thin crispy pastry,layer of almond paste,pears on top.baked until the pears are soft & the marzipan goes soft & gooey...deeeelish.....if we are talking about the same thing that is!!
That does sound yummy.

The term "marzipan" refers to something that has a lot more sugar than Danish "marcipan". I think that what North Americans call almond paste is what a Dane, and maybe a Brit, would call marcipan/marzipan.
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What I call almond paste has far less sugar than marzipan. I can make marzipan out of almond paste. With almond butter I can make almond paste, with that I can make many different dishes. Once I make marzipan, it does not change it's character.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:41 PM   #20
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that is the best andy.thin crispy pastry,layer of almond paste,pears on top.baked until the pears are soft & the marzipan goes soft & gooey...deeeelish.....if we are talking about the same thing that is!!
That's pretty much all there is Harry. I make a frangipane with the almond paste, butter, sugar and vanilla. After baking, I'll brush an apricot glaze over the top.
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