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What is the best brand of almond paste? Any preferences? Thanks!

asked by A_to_the_Zed about 6 years ago
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AntoniaJames

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added about 6 years ago

I've always used Odense, as that all that's been available. I like it just fine. You can also make your own, though. My sister did that recently and the results were amazing. ;o)

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added about 6 years ago

I used Odense last night to make Amanda's almond cake (from Cooking for Mr. Latte), and I didn't like the flavor at all. Tasted very artificial. This recipe looks reliable -- http://www.fearlesskitchen... -- and this one has no corn syrup, if you care about that sort of thing: http://thehungariangirl...

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added about 6 years ago

I like Solo brand - make sure you use almond paste, not filling. Agree that making it yourself is ideal, but sometimes just not practical.

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added about 6 years ago

I've used Odense and Solo, and never noticed a flavor difference between the two. Both have worked just fine. I've noticed that Solo tends to be a little softer, but it's never made a textural difference in the end product.

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added about 6 years ago

Thank you all for your replies. It never occurred to me that I could make it from scratch! I'm loving that idea and think I will give it a try. Thanks again!