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Posted by: mwyandt, Sunday, December 22, 2013, 10:17pm
So I have a random can of almond paste. Don't know why, but I have it. What can I do with it? Any ideas?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:00pm; Reply: 1
What are the ingredients? Just almond paste or is there added sugar?
Posted by: mwyandt, Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:16pm; Reply: 2
From what I could tell, its got some sugar added. I dont have it with me right now, though, so Im not certain.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:18pm; Reply: 3
If it has avoids in it, I'd donate the sealed can to a food bank. Otherwise I'd probably use it in cookies where I'd be adding a sweetener anyway. Add some eggs, then  shape into whatever shape you want and bake.
Posted by: mwyandt, Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:32pm; Reply: 4
Just almond paste and eggs?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:34pm; Reply: 5
If I had almond paste, I wold not bake with it. Instead I would make marzipan by combining it with egg whites and whatever sweetener I was permitted.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:42pm; Reply: 6
I've baked cookies with almond meal or almond butter, sugar, and eggs; so I see no reason why I couldn't make cookies from a "almond butter and sugar" mixture plus eggs. I've never actually tried this, though.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, December 23, 2013, 3:23am; Reply: 7
Almond paste is different from almond butter.

You can make cookies with either.

Here is a recipe for making cookies with eggs and almond paste:
http://lemonsandanchovies.com/2013/11/ricciarelli-almond-paste-cookies/

Almond paste is difficult to find where I am at, particularly if One wants it free of corn and sugar.  When I do find almond paste it is two to three times as expensive as almond butter.

I have never but it because of the price and ingredient issues.

I like marzipan a lot and you cannot make it with almond butter.  So if I were to get almond paste that is how it would get used.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, December 23, 2013, 8:05am; Reply: 8
C-sharp- we Danes eat an awful lot of marzipan  ;D but I have never seen it with egg whites  :-/
Ours contain 66- 75 % almonds and the rest is sugar
I have made it myself with almonds and honey very tasty.
Posted by: deblynn3, Monday, December 23, 2013, 11:29am; Reply: 9
When I was in Germany we got marzipan candy, had rose oil in the paste and covered in chocolate
Posted by: mwyandt, Monday, December 23, 2013, 5:50pm; Reply: 10
Well, I may experiment with it today... See what cones of it :D Thanks, all!
Posted by: ginnyTN, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:08am; Reply: 11
I remember the first time I tasted a truly beautiful piece of marzipan candy.  I absolutely hated it!  That was when I was a young girl.  I think I was expecting something like a coconut flavor and was a bit in shock.  I wonder what my reaction would be now?  
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 6:42am; Reply: 12
Quoted from ginnyTN
I remember the first time I tasted a truly beautiful piece of marzipan candy.  I absolutely hated it!  That was when I was a young girl.  I think I was expecting something like a coconut flavor and was a bit in shock.  I wonder what my reaction would be now?  


Very likely it has been full of  apricot seeds as well = very bitter almond flavour or artificial almond flavour.
Cheep marzipan is sadly filled with that- but real marzipan is JUST almond paste and sugar.
Posted by: ginnyTN, Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:12am; Reply: 13
Quoted from Henriette Bsec


Very likely it has been full of  apricot seeds as well = very bitter almond flavour or artificial almond flavour.
Cheep marzipan is sadly filled with that- but real marzipan is JUST almond paste and sugar.


I can see where that would make a huge difference!  Considering that our family had very little money (just post depression times) when I was young, I assume that the "marzipan" I tasted was the cheap kind.  

Posted by: skillsaw, Friday, December 27, 2013, 7:19am; Reply: 14
You can blend with water for a sweet almond milk but make sure to drink it with a couple of deflect. A lot of brands have some nasty ingredients.
Posted by: deblynn3, Friday, December 27, 2013, 2:26pm; Reply: 15
The one and only can I have does have artificial flavorings. Other than that it's just almonds and sugar.  I like C"s recipe, would have to make my own powdered sugar as all here would have cornstarch added. It looks really good! So when I make it all do all even the paste from scratch.

I think I'll just see if I can make some simple coco balls out of it.
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, December 27, 2013, 7:14pm; Reply: 16
Back in the day, I must have eaten a ton of croissants filled with almond paste, with a side of a double tall latte!   :P

Well, those days are just part of my memory bank now.  ;)
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