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Almond paste


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 previewReference-book of Practical Therapeutics (1897)

by Frank Pierce Foster

Almond paste is a very pleasant and useful emollient.

Google previewThe Delineator (1899)

by R. S. O'Loughlin, H. F. Montgomery, Charles Dwyer

Almond paste is a fine whitener for the hands and arms. To make it, take of sweet and bitter almonds each two ounces and pound into a paste; add spermaceti four drachms, oil of almonds half an ounce, white Windsor soap, scraped fine, ...

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 almond- kernel after the oil is pressed out. The grey almond paste is that which contains the husks ...

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 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 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 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 ...

Google previewMrs. Beeton's Dictionary of Every-day Cookery (1865)

ALMOND PASTE, for Second- Course Dishes. Ingredients. — 1 lb. of sweet almonds, 6 bitter ones, 1 lb. of very finely-sifted sugar, the whites of 2 eggs. Mode . — Blanch the almonds, and dry them thoroughly ; put them into a mortar, and pound ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines (1842)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure

orange flower, 4th do Almond paste). These are, gray, sweet white, and bitter white. The first is made either with the kernels of apricots, or with bitter almonds. They are winnowed, ground, and formed into loaves of- 5 or 6 pounds weight, ...

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 Ingredients (2011)

by Robert S. Igoe

Almond Paste—A paste made by cooking sweet and bitter almonds which have been ground and blanched in combination with sugar. It consists approximately of two parts almond to one part sugar. It is used in pastries and cakes.

Google previewDictionary of Food and Ingredients (2012)

by Robert S. Igoe

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

Google previewThe Cook's Dictionary and House-keeper's Directory (1830)

A New Family Manual of Cookery and Confectionery, on a Plan of Ready Reference, Never Hitherto Attempted by Richard Dolby

Make an under crust of pull' paste; and alter haying rolled it seven or eight times, cut it round, and put it in a cake-tin; moisten the edges slightly, and pour on it the almond paste, and civer it with the nun" paste, and join them closely. Wash it ...

Google previewThe household encyclopædia; or, Family dictionary of everything connected with housekeeping and domestic medicine, by an association of heads of families and men of science (1858)

by Household encyclopaedia

ALMOND PASTE. Blanch 2 lbs. of sweet almonds and soak them in cold water for twelve hours ; then dry them in a napkin and pound a quarter of them to a very fine paste with a little water and lemon-juice; pass them through a sieve, and then ...

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