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Bulk Almond Flour?

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hollywoodkitchen Jul 10, 2009 11:26 PM

Hi,

I am looking for bulk almond flour or almond meal somewhere in LA - or just really cheap. The store near me sells it for $10/lb but I need a lot of it.

Alternatively, if anyone knows where I can buy bulk (preferably blanched) and unsalted almonds, that would work as well.

Thanks!

  1. Das Ubergeek Jul 11, 2009 07:34 PM

    Ballou Family Farms from Kern County come down to some of the farmers' markets -- Irvine for sure -- and I'm sure they could hook you up.

    Out of curiosity, what for all the almond meal? Are you making a kransekage?

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      chez cherie Jul 12, 2009 10:28 AM

      i'm taking a wild guess that this is for macarons. the tj almond meal is not blanched, and while it works for macs, the end result is more "freckled" than most bakers would be happy with. since almond flour is pretty perishable, i doubt that you will find 25 lb bags in stock anywhere around. probably have to order from a baker's supply house or direct from a mill. i bet there is someplace in central ca...with all those almond groves we drive through on the way to sacto.
      here's a link to a place (untried by me) that sells 25 lb bags for $105. not terrible, when the site quotes a $4.99 shipping price for anything...good luck!

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        Burger Boy Jul 13, 2009 01:05 AM

        What link?

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          chez cherie Jul 13, 2009 01:24 AM

          sorry--coulda sworn i linked it:
          http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/sear...

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            hollywoodkitchen Jul 15, 2009 10:57 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I didn't need 25 pounds, only five but I am working on a very limited budget for a party. I ended up buying some cheap almond and blanching, peeling and grinding them myself. It was a lot of work - may have just been worth it to buy the $10/pound bags.

      2. re: Das Ubergeek
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        hollywoodkitchen Jul 15, 2009 10:58 PM

        The almond meal is for a large batch of macarons.

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        xdrixn Jul 11, 2009 06:06 PM

        qzina 818 787 2000 in the valley 25 lb box

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          Burger Boy Jul 12, 2009 08:12 AM

          Do you know how much a 25lb box costs?

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          Burger Boy Jul 10, 2009 11:45 PM

          Trader Joe's has 1 lb bags of fine almond meal/ flour.

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