Make your own blanched almonds, baked almonds and almond flour/meal - it is easy and cheaper than store bought - recipes and inspiration @ danishthings.com

Blanched, baked and flour/meal – almonds

Almonds – I love them – blanched, baked and as flour/meal for cakes and desserts.

You can make your own treats and use the almonds as ingredients in your cooking.
Use the amount of almonds that fit your recipe.

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Blanched almonds

 

Blanched almonds

Blanched almonds are a nice ingredient to have in the cupboard.
The pale almonds are pretty on top of desserts, on pies, in salads and we use them to make almond flour/meal for marzipan, macarons, pie dough and other delights.

In Denmark we use blanched almonds for our Christmas pudding: Ris a la mande – a rice pudding with vanilla whipped cream and blanched almonds, served with a sweet cherry sauce.

Blanched almonds

  • Put your almonds in a heatproof bowl.
  • Cover them with boiling water and allow the almonds to soak for 5-10 minutes.
  • Place the almonds in a strainer and run them in cold water to cool them down – so you don’t burn your fingers.
  • Remove the skin of each almond with your fingers – the skin should come right off.

If you can’t remove the skin from some almonds, soak them again in boiling water.

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Whole almonds

 

Baked almonds

I use baked almonds in marzipan recipes, on salads and soups or as a delicious snack.
When you bake your almonds the flavour is highlighted in a really good way.

Baked almonds

  • Turn your oven on, 150°C fan oven, 300°F fan oven.
  • Spread the almonds in one layer on a baking sheet/tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake the almonds for 10-20 minutes until golden. Keep an eye on your almonds, check them after 10 minutes, and stir them to distribute the heat.
  • Blanched almonds – give them 10-15 minutes if you want them pale.
  • Whole almonds with skin – give them 15-20 minutes if you want them to be light brown throughout.

Make a large batch of baked whole almonds with skin – they are REALLY GOOD.
– and a healthy snack.

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Marzipan with honey and rosewater

 

Almond flour/meal

If you want to make a Danish kransekage -marzipan wreath cake, Napoleon’s hat, Wales buns or confectionery, tarts, pies, desserts…
Or any other dessert using marzipan or almond flour/meal – make it yourself.
It is easy and cheaper.

Almond flour/meal

  • Place your baked almonds in a mini chopper or food processor and pulse to break them down.
  • Process them as fine as possible – but be careful not to pulse them to long or you will end up with almond butter.
  • You can sift the almond flour to remove any larger chunks and redo those.
  • Store your almond flour/meal in an airtight container.

If you don’t want to blanch your own almonds – buy the ready blanched, bake them and use those in your almond flour/meal

In some recipes, it is ok to use almond meal made using baked almonds with the skin on.

 

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Make your own blanched almonds, baked almonds and almond flourmeal - it is easy and cheaper than store bought - recipes and inspiration @ danishthings.com
Make your own blanched almonds, baked almonds and almond flourmeal - it is easy and cheaper than store bought - recipes and inspiration @ danishthings.com
Make your own blanched almonds, baked almonds and almond flourmeal - it is easy and cheaper than store bought - recipes and inspiration @ danishthings.com

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