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Almond paste

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Almond paste is made from ground almonds or almond meal and sugar in equal quantities, with small amounts of cooking oil, beaten eggs, heavy cream or corn syrup added as a binder. It is similar to marzipan. Almond paste is used as a filling in pastries, but it can also be found in chocolates. In commercially manufactured almond paste, ground apricot or peach kernels are sometimes added to keep the cost down.

  • also known as Pâte d'amande

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Google previewArtisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes (2011)

50 Enticing Recipes to Satisfy Every Cupcake Craving by Kelli Bronski, Peter Bronski

(almond paste is a perfect case in point: some companies make a version that contains little more than almonds and sugar, but others make a version that includes wheat.) We also believe that the artisanal approach often yields a healthier ...

Google previewDelightful Desserts (2017)

The Secrets to Achieving Incredible Flavor in Your Sweet Treats by Jane Soudah

Almond paste is a mixture of ground almonds and sugar, and it can be found in both cans and tubes. Make sure not to use marzipan; it is a different product and will behave differently in the recipes. BITTERS Many years ago, ...

Google previewThe Christmas Cookie Book (2000)

by Lou Seibert Pappas

Almond paste is a dense, stiff mixture of ground blanched almonds, sugar, ...

Google previewArabesque (2008)

A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon by Claudia Roden

ALMOND “SNAKE” M'l1encha This splendid Moroccan pastryfilled with aground almond paste is a very long coil, hence the name m'hencha, meaning snake. It is stunning to look at and exquisite to eat. in Morocco, it is made with the pastry ...

Google previewThe New Food Lover's Tiptionary (2010)

More Than 6,000 Food and Drink Tips, Secrets, Shortcuts, and Other Things Cookbooks Never Tell You by Sharon T. Herbst

TIDBIT Almond paste is a combination of blanched ground almonds, sugar, glycerin ...

Google previewThe Magazine of Domestic Economy (1840)

Almond paste is much used instead of soap, and sold considerably beyond its value, because it is nothing more than the meal or residue of the almondkernel after the oil is pressed out. The grey almond paste is that which contains the husks; ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

Almond paste was a favorite early European cleanser. Almonds also contain amygdalin, which serves as the basis of laetrile, a controversial anticancer drug that the FDA will not permit to be sold on the market. ALMOND MEAL • A powder ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Cook (2013)

by Fulton, Margaret

ALMOND PASTE This sweet, pale paste, made from ground almonds, is used to cover fruit cakes before they are iced, as a filling in pastries, ...

Google previewDictionary of Food and Ingredients (2012)

by Robert S. Igoe

Almond Paste A paste made by cooking sweet and bitter ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Culinary & Menu Terms (2000)

by Rodney Dale

a la marinera almejon almendra almfbar almoco •hnnnd almond essence almond oil almond paste almondcga dish garnished with German specialities such as sauerkraut, smoked sausage or potato dumplings; dish with 'sauce allemande'; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (2014)

by David A. Bender

almond paste See MARZIPAN. almorta Spanish; ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets (2010)

by Myles H. Bader

Almond paste is prepared from blanched almonds, sugar, and glycerin or some other liquid. Marzipan, which is a candy, contains more sugar and is stiffer and lighter in color and usually sold in small fruit or vegetable shapes. Since ...

Google previewMargaret Fulton's Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery (2009)

by Margaret Fulton

To apply almond paste to the top of a cake:trim top of cake, if necessary, to give a flat surface, or turn cake upside-down and use the bottom. Brush lightly with lightly beaten egg white or warm, sieved apricot jam. On a board dusted with sifted ...

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