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Almond paste

geekyfoodie Aug 3, 2010 09:30 PM

I have a giant box of fresh blueberries and a recipe I found calls for almond paste. Anyone know where I can find it in San Diego? Thanks!

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    Katherine H Aug 3, 2010 09:34 PM

    I've purchased it at Whole Foods in the past - it's in the baking aisle.

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      cstr Aug 4, 2010 05:55 AM

      Your local mega-mart should have it in the baking isle, comes in a tube, warning it's not cheap.

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        jennywenny Aug 4, 2010 08:46 AM

        The only place I've found it reasonably priced is Lakeside Baking Supplies, but I think you have to buy 10lb. I usually use almond meal and sugar, since that is all it is made from. Almond meal is easy to find at one of the middle eastern/persian stores, eg balboa international market, sometimes at north park produce, and also henrys (much more expensive)

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          kudru Aug 4, 2010 10:32 AM

          henry's ... around $6 / 7 oz

          1. Leucadian Aug 5, 2010 04:26 PM

            This was posted on The Fresh Loaf by dwcoleman a few days ago.

            There are two methods for almond paste that I know of. The recipe below is the quick and dirty one. The other is much longer and requires cooking sugar, etc.

            If you are making paste to keep for a long time, make sure you freeze it.

            Recipes - Bread - Almond Paste

            454g blanched almonds
            454g confectioners' sugar
            3 egg whites
            1 teaspoon almond extract

            Grind almonds in a blender. Thoroughly mix in sugar, beat egg whites slightly, then stir into the almond mixture.

            Add almond extract using hands to blend heavy mixture.

            end quote

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              NYBakers Aug 20, 2010 07:21 AM

              We sell it by the pound for a lot less than you can get it elsewhere, and can do limited walk-in. www.nybakers.com

              Stan Ginsberg

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              1. re: NYBakers
                Leucadian Aug 25, 2010 10:03 AM

                Stan also has specialty flours and supplies for home bakers. He's a great asset to the San Diego baking community, and I heartily recommend him.

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                normalheightsfoodie Aug 25, 2010 01:29 PM

                You can find it in vons and probably ralphs. It is in the baking section, sold in tubes.

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