Anyone know where I can get me some almond paste?
Does anyone know where I can find almond paste in Montreal? NOTE: I am not talking about marzipan. Although similar, marzipan has a higher sugar content, whereas almond paste is more spreadable and is somewhat like frangipane or the filling of an almond croissant.
I have been looking everywhere but so far I've had no luck… To make matters more confusing, what the Quebeckers call 'pâte d’amande' is actually marzipan… :-S
I know its relatively easy to make, but for what I’m doing, the ready made stuff is really much more practical.
So – if you have any ideas where I can buy these products I’d really appreciate it. Companies that make this product are Odense, and Love n’ Bake, and it often comes in either a plastic sausage-like tube or sometimes even in cans.
Merci! Bonne journée!
Alright call off the search everyone! I found some at la Veille Europe today. Haven't bought it yet as I want to check out Le Maitre Chocolatier first to see what theirs is like. (Sous chef, I have you to thank for that suggestion)
And thanks to English Muffin for actually offering to get me some! Wow! (I love David Lebovitz too by the way, Muffin. You should check out his new book "'The Sweet Life in Paris")
I too have been looking for this ever since I saw this recipe: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives.... There's a link towards US Amazon at the end of the article for the love n bake brand, but they don't deliver to Canada. I will be in the States in a couple of weeks and will try and bring back a small amount, I could manage an extra pot if you are interested...
For an other local alternative (I really don't see the need to go to Ottawa or in the States for that) : http://www.farinex.ca/. They're open for everyone on weekdays and they have 4 different kind of almond paste... but maybe in too big quantity :
Almond Paste 66% 10kg
Lemke Almond Paste 27% 12.5kg
Lemke Almond Paste 36% 12.5kg
Lemke Almond Paste 52 % 12.5 kg
You could also try Gourmet Laurier in Outremont, they usually carry this kind of product.