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Hydrahlw Aug 11, 2010 02:10 PM

Does anyone know where I can find this? I'm wanting to make pistachio gelato. Thanks!

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    normalheightsfoodie RE: Hydrahlw Aug 12, 2010 10:43 AM

    Why not just grind your own and add a little moisture to the mix. You can add a few drops of vanilla, since you are making ice ceam. I think can find the nuts at Trader Joes.

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      Hydrahlw RE: normalheightsfoodie Aug 12, 2010 11:30 AM

      I did try making it last night, but the texture is just not the same. I may have to bring out my mortar and pestle.

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        souschef RE: Hydrahlw Aug 12, 2010 02:36 PM

        Or if you have a marble rolling pin and board you could use that. Make sure you eat your Wheaties before, though !

    2. souschef RE: Hydrahlw Aug 12, 2010 10:55 AM

      The only place I have ever seen pistachio paste is at Dean and Deluca in Napa (it's actually a mix of almond and pistachio). You can make it yourself (I have), but you can never get it to the same smooth texture as the commercially-made stuff.

      Note: I don't live in San Diego, and it may well be easily available, but I thought I would post this in case you could not find it at all.

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        normalheightsfoodie RE: Hydrahlw Aug 12, 2010 04:38 PM

        HAve you tried any of the Middle Eastern Markets, like North PArk Produce?

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          Hydrahlw RE: normalheightsfoodie Aug 13, 2010 04:30 PM

          Yes..They did not have it.

        2. Beach Chick RE: Hydrahlw Aug 13, 2010 02:02 PM

          I've been craving pistachio gelato..
          I'll bring my container on over Hydra and a fab bottle of wine for your efforts!
          ; )

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            Hydrahlw RE: Beach Chick Aug 13, 2010 04:31 PM

            Where did you get it?

          2. souschef RE: Hydrahlw Aug 13, 2010 02:42 PM

            Google pistachio extract. Supposedly good for ice cream, per the links that come up.

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              Hydrahlw RE: souschef Aug 13, 2010 04:32 PM

              I may just have to order the stuff. I was hoping not to do this, but at least then I can get the good stuff made with Bronte pistachios. :)

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                souschef RE: Hydrahlw Aug 13, 2010 05:34 PM

                Would you mind posting your recipe using pistachio paste, please. I am wondering how the paste is incorporated into the ice cream.

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                  Hydrahlw RE: souschef Aug 13, 2010 06:49 PM

                  I use the recipe linked below. It is sublime!

                  http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives...

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                    souschef RE: Hydrahlw Aug 13, 2010 07:08 PM

                    When you asked about pistachio paste I was thinking of something completely different, along the lines (texture) of almond paste.

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              fflax RE: Hydrahlw Aug 13, 2010 07:41 PM

              Hillcrest Whole Foods has pistachio cream that looks like what you want

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                Hydrahlw RE: fflax Aug 13, 2010 07:44 PM

                Thanks! I went to the La Jolla one today and they didn't have it.. Was it with the nut butters or the baking stuff?

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                normalheightsfoodie RE: Hydrahlw Aug 20, 2010 12:43 PM

                Have you tried calling Sur La Table, they might have it in stock or their catalog.

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                  Cathy RE: Hydrahlw Aug 20, 2010 12:57 PM

                  I buy it from King Arthur flour (along with some KA 'secret ingredients'). Have not seen pistachio paste in SD.

                  http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

                  1. souschef RE: Hydrahlw Sep 2, 2010 11:13 AM

                    Did you finally find pistachio paste? I was wondering what you bought and if you liked it. I notice that amazon also sells the stuff.

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