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Aug 3, 2010 09:30 PM

Almond paste

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

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

      1. 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)

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

          1. 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.

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