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Old 11-21-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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Question Soaking Almonds in Amaretto?

Hello All,

I'm planning on stuffing dates with almonds and then rolling them in confectioners sugar. I was curious if I could soak the almonds first in Amaretto for a little zing, or would that be superfluous? Maybe just dip the dates in amaretto instead?

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Old 11-21-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
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Sean, almonds do not absorb much alcohol. It's better to dip the dates in Amaretto instead.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:08 PM   #3
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I agree. Dip the dates.
That's a good idea. That'll make it taste great. Even though amaretto says "Almond flavoured," it's definently more cherry flavoured, which will give you a nice little mix there.

I hope it turns out well for you.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:15 PM   #4
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Wow, thanks for the quick response and good advice....Greece and Canada!
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You can always expect a quick response here. That is always someone on who will know their stuff.... or yours. :P


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Old 11-21-2006, 06:25 PM   #6
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Soak the dates...they'll absorb more!
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:34 PM   #7
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:20 PM   #8
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I've got to go with VeraBlue on this ... you would have to soak the almonds for a couple of months to get much flavor in them ... and just "dunking" the stuffed dates is more of a waste of time and good Amaretto than flavor enhancing.

Using fresh almonds and dried dates ....

Pit the dates and stuff with an almond ... pack into a clean jar ... cover with Amaretto and allow to sit on the counter (cool dark place) for about a month or two.
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:25 PM   #9
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I've gotta go along with Vera on this. Much easier to soak the date in the liquor.
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Old 11-22-2006, 11:01 AM   #10
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