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Old 31-07-2004, 05:08 PM
Stelios Iko
 
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Howdy!!! Wondering if anybody has produced successfully almond paste at home
and has a good recipe. I do own a Kenwood Major stand mixer and a food
processor, greek almonds are fantastic and cheap, but I have a premonition
it could be somehow tricky. In Greece we have french almond paste at delis
but a more careful look at the label gave me the creeps(too many
chemicals).To make it worse it's cloyingly sweet.

Thnx to all of you. It's a wonderful forum!!!



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Old 31-07-2004, 07:09 PM
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"Stelios Iko" wrote in message
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Howdy!!! Wondering if anybody has produced successfully almond paste at

home
and has a good recipe. I do own a Kenwood Major stand mixer and a food
processor, greek almonds are fantastic and cheap, but I have a premonition
it could be somehow tricky. In Greece we have french almond paste at delis
but a more careful look at the label gave me the creeps(too many
chemicals).To make it worse it's cloyingly sweet.

Thnx to all of you. It's a wonderful forum!!!

Almond paste is usually very sweet. The recipe I use every xmas is as
follows:
200g icing sugar
200g caster sugar (or you could use icing sugar for a smoother paste)
400g ground almonds
1 egg, lightly beaten
2.5ml/1/2tsp almond or vanilla essence (Optional - I leave them out)
Lemon juice

Sift the sugars into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients with enough
lemon juice to make a firm but manageable dough. Knead until smooth. If
your eggs are very large, you may have to add extra almonds and/or sugar -
it's not critical.
I usually buy ground almonds for this but I have blanched and skinned whole
almonds before putting them through a meat grinder. I suppose you could use
the food processor to grind them.

HTH
Graham


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"Stelios Iko" wrote in message
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Howdy!!! Wondering if anybody has produced successfully almond paste at

home
and has a good recipe. I do own a Kenwood Major stand mixer and a food
processor, greek almonds are fantastic and cheap, but I have a premonition
it could be somehow tricky. In Greece we have french almond paste at delis
but a more careful look at the label gave me the creeps(too many
chemicals).To make it worse it's cloyingly sweet.

Thnx to all of you. It's a wonderful forum!!!

Almond paste is usually very sweet. The recipe I use every xmas is as
follows:
200g icing sugar
200g caster sugar (or you could use icing sugar for a smoother paste)
400g ground almonds
1 egg, lightly beaten
2.5ml/1/2tsp almond or vanilla essence (Optional - I leave them out)
Lemon juice

Sift the sugars into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients with enough
lemon juice to make a firm but manageable dough. Knead until smooth. If
your eggs are very large, you may have to add extra almonds and/or sugar -
it's not critical.
I usually buy ground almonds for this but I have blanched and skinned whole
almonds before putting them through a meat grinder. I suppose you could use
the food processor to grind them.

HTH
Graham


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Old 02-08-2004, 08:26 PM
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"graham"

Howdy!!! Wondering if anybody has produced successfully almond paste at

home
and has a good recipe.


in italy we use a particular kind of almond, the *mandorla amara*.
You can obtain a simil flavour with apricot's nuts, knowed in Italy as
"armelline".
Hello. :-)

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Old 02-08-2004, 08:26 PM
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"graham"

Howdy!!! Wondering if anybody has produced successfully almond paste at

home
and has a good recipe.


in italy we use a particular kind of almond, the *mandorla amara*.
You can obtain a simil flavour with apricot's nuts, knowed in Italy as
"armelline".
Hello. :-)

--
http://www.gennarino.org
http://www.gennarino.org/forum/
Meglio muri' sazio 'ca campa' a dijuno

icq 325215944




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Old 03-08-2004, 07:53 PM
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"graham"

Howdy!!! Wondering if anybody has produced successfully almond paste

at
home
and has a good recipe.


in italy we use a particular kind of almond, the *mandorla amara*.
You can obtain a simil flavour with apricot's nuts, knowed in Italy as
"armelline".

They have to be treated to remove the prussic acid. Apricot nuts are
exported by Australia for treatment before turning them into artificial
almond paste/marzipan.
Graham


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Old 03-08-2004, 07:53 PM
graham
 
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"gennarino" wrote in message
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"graham"

Howdy!!! Wondering if anybody has produced successfully almond paste

at
home
and has a good recipe.


in italy we use a particular kind of almond, the *mandorla amara*.
You can obtain a simil flavour with apricot's nuts, knowed in Italy as
"armelline".

They have to be treated to remove the prussic acid. Apricot nuts are
exported by Australia for treatment before turning them into artificial
almond paste/marzipan.
Graham




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