How much does your recipe make?
it's a different recipe from the ones I have; none of them use butter.
guess I'll have to have a recipe testing day!!!
(this is for almond paste and not marzipan, right?)
If I wanted a sweeter version of your recipe, would I just add a bit more sugar? I don't have a problem with the store-bought paste being too sweet. Probably why I like it!
I'm just hoping to get the cost factor down.... blanched almonds will still cost me $6.12/lb at the Blue Diamond store...whereas the paste is only $5.71/lb. (cheaper than the grocery store at $6/7 oz.) Just not sure if 1 lb nuts equals 1 lb paste....
just looked at one of the recipes I had....
calls for 1 lb blanched almonds, 3 T fresh lemon juice, 1 c water and 2 c sugar. says it makes 2 lbs.....
if that's true, I'm thinking it would be cheaper to make it myself, as I would only need 1/2 lbs of nuts for 1 lb of paste.
But does anyone know if that's a fact?