With Dutch heritage, using almond paste is very common. We usually order a 7-pound supply at a time.—Almond Board of California, x, California
- 1-1/2 cups (8 ounces) whole blanched almonds
- 1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a food processor, grind half of the almonds until very fine. Remove and repeat with the remaining almonds. Total ground nuts will yield 1-3/4 cups. Put all nuts and remaining ingredients in the food processor. Cover and process until a paste forms. Gather together and refrigerate in a tightly sealed plastic bag. Yield: 1-1/3 cups (13 ounces).
Originally published as Almond Paste in Country Woman March/April 1998, p36
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