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TerriL Sep 27, 2010 11:54 AM

I toasted a bunch of blanched almonds to use in biscotti, but very slightly overtoasted them (only very slightly -- they would be perfect for eating as-is). Experience has unfortunately taught me that overtoasted almonds are not so good in biscotti, so I'm looking for another recipe to use them in. I usually garnish carrot salad, butternut squash soup, etc., with chopped almonds, but I won't be able to use them very quickly this way. I was thinking of a nut brittle, but am open to any suggestions where I won't need to re-bake them. TIA . . .

  1. goodhealthgourmet Sep 29, 2010 09:40 PM

    "they would be perfect for eating as-is"
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    well then...snack away! you can also freeze them if you don't want to use them up immediately.

    1. mamachef Sep 28, 2010 09:50 AM

      You could grind those little devils up and make a flourless choco cake.

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        alkapal Sep 28, 2010 04:13 PM

        i could go for that! ;-).

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          Emme Sep 29, 2010 09:02 PM

          or macarons...

        2. BiscuitBoy Sep 28, 2010 09:12 AM

          Agree w/Katty....throw'em on top of any salad, add a little salt and nosh with a cocktail, or sprinkle on top of good vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of kahlua

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            blinknoodle Sep 28, 2010 08:55 AM

            I used toasted almonds in pretty much all my salads. Love the crunch.

            You could try making ajo blanco, the Spanish almond soup.

            Here is a nontraditional recipe by Jamie Oliver:
            http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/roasted-sweet-garlic-bread-and-almond-so

            I also made an Egyptian Bread Pudding with phyllo dough from this COTM (Roden's The New Book of Middle Eastern Food). I used almonds exclusively for the nuts. It was delicous, like a baked rice pudding.

            http://www.touregypt.net/egypt-info/m...

            You could also make granola bars, or granola. Smitten Kitchen has a great granola bar recipe.

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              smilingal Sep 27, 2010 04:55 PM

              I would sprinkle them over almost anything - icecream, cereal, ...last week I made a sesame chicken dish which I then combined with an apricot preserves and apricot topping and over it all I sprinkled lots of blanched toasted crushed almonds. YUM!

              1. SparkleKristy Sep 27, 2010 02:49 PM

                I once ordered Cream of Almond soup at a French restaurant because I was curious. It was so super delicious and really surprising. The flavor might be a a little forward since they are a little overtoasted, but I still think you can make a great fall soup with it.

                You can Google a recipe for it. The ingredients are simple, like chicken stock, almonds and cream...

                1. kattyeyes Sep 27, 2010 01:48 PM

                  How many is a bunch? I recently made pignoli cookie gelato with 1/4 cup of toasted almonds...but I don't know if you make frozen treats or if that even puts a dent in your bunch!

                  I'd sprinkle 'em over any salad, not just carrot salad. More nutritious than croutons. :)

                  Also, if you eat oatmeal, it's way tasty with almond extract stirred in and toasted almonds on top. Nom, nom, nom!

                  http://kattyskitchen.wordpress.com/

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                    TerriL Sep 27, 2010 02:19 PM

                    I have about 3 cups. Yes, I eat a lot of steel-cuts oats, so that's a good idea. Thanks for the tart suggestion, alkapal, but I can't re-bake the nuts.

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                      alkapal Sep 27, 2010 04:45 PM

                      you don' t have to re-bake it, do you?

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                        TerriL Sep 27, 2010 06:47 PM

                        I thought you were suggesting the almonds be baked into the crust. Guess you were just referring to almonds in the frangipane?

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                          alkapal Sep 27, 2010 06:59 PM

                          i meant that you can make a no-bake crust http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1813,1...

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                          another idea is trout amandine. once you've cooked your dressed trout in butter with some shallots & unoaked white wine, remove it to a warm plate, then toss the nuts into the pan butter just to warm through. pour on top of your plated fish. garnish with a little bit of chopped fresh italian parsley. YUMMMM!

                  2. alkapal Sep 27, 2010 01:16 PM

                    make them into a tart crust, then fill the crust with a lovely frangipane! YAH! http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=frangipane+recipe&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

                    sheer delight! http://www.google.com/images?client=s...

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