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Reine de Saba nut substitute?

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Danny Gold Feb 8, 2005 11:52 AM

Has anyone substituted another nut(like pecans or walnuts) for the almonds in Reine de Saba cake? Any info will be welcome. Thanks Danny

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    emdb Feb 8, 2005 12:41 PM

    I have used ground walnuts and also hazelnut flour instead of ground almonds, and they're good, but to me, the recipe is about the chocolate flavor, not the nut flavor, and the ground almonds are what makes that possible. Other nuts are too strongly flavored to preserve the sheer fudgy goodness that is the Reine de Saba.

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