Friday, December 11, 2009
Homemade Almond Paste
If you are having trouble finding almond paste where you live, here's an easy recipe. You can halve if you need less.
3 cups blanched almonds
3 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
2 large egg whites, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pure almond extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Pour almonds into the food processor and process until finely ground.
Add the confectioner's sugar, egg whites, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt and continue to blend until smooth and well combined. Use paste immediately, or place in a an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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