Questions tagged [almonds]

Almonds the edible seed of the almond tree; technically they are a drupe (like a peach), not a nut. An almond is finger-tip sized, hard and oval-shaped. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with almond or almond derivatives (such as almond oil, almond flour or almond extract) as a star ingredient. Questions about dishes which include almond, but are not focused on almond, should not use this tag.

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How to mix chocolate into flourless ground almond cake?

TL;DR: When should I add melted chocolate to a ground almond cake recipe? Needing a gluten free recipe for cake, I have been using the following ground almond cake recipe as a base for my cakes: ...
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Gluten free alternatives [closed]

I've been baking with gluten free flour by Doves Farm for years but recently got accidentally introduced to baking with ground almonds as an alternative. This has been something of a revelation as the ...
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What is the difference between how nut flours and nut butters are made?

Nut flours are made by grinding nuts. Nut butters are made by grinding nuts as well. Do nut flours have the oil removed, or are they just ground a different way?
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How do I substitute almond flour for all purpose flour?

I am trying to make a few cookie recipes and want to reduce their carb content and make it suitable for a low carb consuming person. Most of the cookie recipes call for all purpose flour. In one of ...
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What makes egg whites and almonds a good combination

Macarons, financiers, ricciarellis are all made from egg whites and almond flour. Is there a reason why egg whites get along so well with almond flour, and why yolks do not have a place in these ...
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Roast almond for desserts

I want to bake a cake that mimics the Sahne Nuss chocolate bar from Nestle. So my plan is a chocolate cake filled with a chocolate ganache with pieces of almond in it. My question is: should I roast ...
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What can I do with leftover almond pulp? [closed]

After making almond milk, I'm left with almond pulp that is flavourless. How can I use it instead of throwing it out?
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How many grams of almonds are in a tsp of almond extract?

How many grams of almonds are in a tsp of almond extract? Looking for equivalency or concentration rations for almonds to almond extract.
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Is there a trick to getting spices to fix to raw almonds?

I am trying to make a hot / spicy almonds using raw almonds and cayenne pepper. Is there a simple non-messy way to get the cayenne pepper to stick to the almonds? I imagine I could mix the almonds ...
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What happened to my soaked almonds?

I bought some packed almonds and soaked them in water for about 24 hours. I then removed the water with a sieve, cleaned the bowl and put the almonds back. I covered the bowl with a paper towel and ...
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Why is soaking water usually discarded when making plant milk?

Most recipes that I see for soy and nut milks ask you to soak the seeds and discard the soaking water. The only plant milk recipe I've used that keeps the soaking water (Scratch Soy Milk by Andrea ...
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How are wasabi nuts made?

Background Trying to replicate wasabi almonds using Penzeys wasabi powder. Cannot retain the kick from the wasabi no matter what. Tried half a dozen things. Even with zero heat exposure wasabi loses ...
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Nut-free "Almond Paste" filling

How can i create a closely matched "Almond Paste" (for croissant) without using almond meal/paste/butter/products/etc? I have a nut-free almond flavour that should be okay for the flavouring component,...
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We have 2 almond trees but we cannot crack the shells because they are so hard. What am I doing wrong

We find it impossible to crack the almond shells on our almonds from two trees we have. What are we doing wrong?
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Why is the skimmed milk fizzy?

I put bananas, honey, almonds and skimmed milk in the blender and blended it. When it was all blended the surface had a layer of tiny bubbles and there was a audible fizzing sound, like from a soft ...
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Macarons with no feet in convection oven [duplicate]

I made a french macaron (french meringue) and the result was aweful. The recipe is: 275 g almond with 250 g powder sugar 6 egg whites with 210g sugar 10 minutes on 160 Celsius. What was wrong
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Why is almond bark called almond bark?

Almond bark (the candy coating) seems to have no almond in it, why is it called almond bark?
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How are bitter almonds detected or used?

Bitter almonds contain traces of hydrocyanic acid, which can be lethal to animals and humans. 7 to 10 unprocessed bitter almonds can be lethal to a human, according to “Encyclopedia Brittanica.” The ...
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Do roasted almonds have similar calcium value to raw ones?

I have stopped consuming any kind of dairy so I need substitutes for, among the rest, calcium. I've been advised to eat almonds, but I dislike the taste and texture of the raw ones. When I grabbed a ...
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Why did my almonds burn instead of caramelizing?

I tried to make caramelized almonds yesterday with the following recipe: heat 300 grams of sugar with 80 grams water. When mixture reaches 125 degrees Celsius, add the almonds. The almonds would ...
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How can I make my almond buns rise evenly?

I make small almond flour buns using silicone molds shaped like half a ball, my problem is that I need them to rise evenly so that I can get a perfect mini-bun shape. What should I do?
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Portable ways to daily grind & powder/ paste 8-9 overnight soaked & peeled Almonds while traveling?

Portable ways to daily grind & powder/ paste 8-9 overnight soaked & peeled Almonds while traveling? Portable/ Light while Traveling: May lack access to large food processor/ mixer/ grinder &...
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How do I grind almonds for making marzipan?

I want to attempt making marzipan, and the recipe I'm considering calls for 200 grams ground almonds (link to full recipe). How fine should the almonds be ground? Is it something that I can accomplish ...
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Toasting chopped almonds

I want to add chopped toasted pecans to my stove top stuffing. How do I toast 1/4 cup of chopped almonds?
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Baking maple syrup on cold smoked almonds

I've been smoking almonds for years using a combination of maple syrup and seasonings, but recently I've discovered cold smoking gives a much nicer and deeper smoke flavor. I have a great soy wasabi ...
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Can bitter almonds(or other nuts containing amygdalin) be made edible?

I am interested because there seems to be information scattered here and there suggesting this, but offering no such instructions on just how it can be done. What I am curious of is not now to use ...
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What to do with leftover almond peel?

I always soak almonds at night and peel them the next morning. I'm just wondering if I can do anything with the leftover almond skin. Any suggestions?
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How can I use a large quantity of raw almonds all at once?

I have a big practically unused bag of raw almonds that's been sitting in my pantry for a couple years. I got them as a gift when I used to munch on them more, but after a few major life changes it ...
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What natural emulsifier can I use for almond milk?

I am a vegan and I make my own raw almond milk (blend soaked almonds, strain through a nut milk bag). The trouble comes when I want to warm the milk for a warm drink or to put in my coffee - if it ...
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How to save my almonds from moths

I bought a large amount of almonds at a bargain price. While moving the almonds to jars, I spotted a white powder which was very reminiscent of the eggs of the pantry moth. In the past, such powder ...
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Can I put a layer of almond paste in my tart that will not be baked?

All the recipes I'm finding are for pies where you put the layer of thinly rolled almond paste on the pie shell, add the filling and then bake. I'm wanting to blind bake my pie shell, lay down the ...
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What everyday ingredient will emulsify rapeseed oil?

I'm about to concoct a batch of Falernum (spiced ginger & lime syrup for adding to coctails), and one of the possible ingredients is almond extract which I've just found out is in rapeseed oil. I ...
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Rolled marzipan as cake filling?

Do people ever use rolled marzipan as a layer between cake layers frosted in buttercream?
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Candied almonds made In a crock pot didn't harden, are still gooey

I made candied almonds In a crock pot according to a recipe. They did not get a candy coating on them. Now I have a large bowl of gooey nuts and don't know what to do with them. They are too expensive ...
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How to make ground almonds creamy?

I put roasted almonds through a food grinder — first on coarse grind then on fine[1] — thinking I would wind up with almond butter. I wound up with a fine ground instead. I haven't tried, ...
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What method of extracting oil from almonds preserves the most almond flavor?

Which would be the best way to extract oil from Almonds preserving the strongest flavour of Almonds?
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Sour Almonds use

We have loads of Almonds which have developed a strange back taste(maybe rancid) they are eatable but the flavor has changed probably due to extended storage , so we decided to extract oil out of it ...
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Can you freeze almond paste?

I've got some fresh almonds and they're starting to become stale. I'm thinking of making an almond paste with eggs and sugar. Does this keep well in the freezer? I suppose it does, but asking doesn't ...
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Cracking almonds without a nutcracker?

I got a bunch of (dried) almonds in their shell today. I wasn't aware of how hard their shells were and I have no nutcracker. Is there any way to open them without one?
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Minimum temperature for slow roasting almonds

I've read that almonds roasted slowly at lower temperatures are healthier, which seems to make sense to me. I found a couple of recipes suggesting 8hrs at 75 deg C or 4hrs at 95 deg C. With that ...
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Would almond flour work for macarons?

I've been trying to make macarons using almond meal, and they turn out very lumpy and grainy. Should I be using almond flour instead? Or doing something else to make the powder finer?
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Does soaking almonds have the same effect as blanching and removing the skins when making almond milk?

I love almond milk, and it's relatively easy to make, however the recipes I've used all call for removing the skins by blanching before blending with water and straining. However I find the skinning ...
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Is there such thing as "almond tofu," and if so, is it a misnomer?

I just read a restaurant review in the New York Times that mentions "almond tofu." Made from almonds, it has the luxurious texture of a custard rather than the rubbery bounce of bean-curd tofu. ...
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Does natural {peanut, cashew, almond} butter require refrigeration?

I have purchased a few different types of natural peanut butter and all have stated that refrigeration is required after opening. However, I recently purchased Archer's Farms Almond, Peanut & ...
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Selecting nuts for successful home oven-roasting

I have gotten into the habit of buying raw or blanched or otherwise unroasted nuts from the local co-op in bulk and then oven-roasting or skillet-toasting on the fly for recipes. For most types of ...
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Are there culinary uses for the water left from peeling almonds?

Is there a possible use for the water used for peeling almonds? (Throw the almonds in boiling water and let them soak for a couple of mins before peeling them: the water left is yellowish and almond ...
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Almond Flour pancakes

I have this really tasty recipe for pancakes that use almond flour and whey protein (along with Ricotta cheese and lemon). However, the problem is, these pancakes don't "flip". Does anyone have any ...
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How to blanch and peel nuts?

I recently blanched and peeled the "skin" off 500g of shelled pistachios and 500g of almonds. For the pistachios I poured boiling water over them, waited a minute, strained, and then rubbed the nuts ...
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How can I take apart almonds?

I buy and freeze whole almonds when they go on sale. I use them whole, chop them coarsely for things like bread and chop fine or food process them for things like pastries. When I chop them by hand ...
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What are the most effective wheat flour substitutes?

While not something I'm overly dogmatic about I try to keep my carbohydrate intake relatively low, especially during the day so as to not become tired. I've found that in some recipes, particularly ...
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