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A question about a recipe: Almond Scones

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I have a question about the recipe "Almond Scones" from Judith Rae. Hello! I just made these scones along with the homemade almond paste recipe you recommended! Even though the scones still turned out incredibly fantastic, I can't help but wonder why there wasn't a pop of almond flavour as many described above. Could it be due to using almond powder/meal instead of silvered almonds? Or should I toast the almond briefly first? Would be great if someone could help with this. Thank you!

asked by chloe almost 2 years ago
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added almost 2 years ago

I have always used canned almond paste, so I can't answer this. Did someone else recommend homemade almond paste?

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added almost 2 years ago

The scone recipe looks great. Yes, someone in the comments posted a link to an almond paste recipe. That recipe looks good / normal to me. I wouldn't toast the nuts (not a typical almond paste flavor) and ground almonds should be fine if you use an equivalent weight to the slivered almonds. I've always found that the almond extract is what provides the almond paste flavor to the homemade version. Otherwise it just tastes like sugar with almonds, which isn't the same thing. Aging the almond paste seems to lead to more flavor (if avoiding extract), but I just don't find it to ever develop the right flavor.

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added almost 2 years ago

I don't know why it wouldn't have the same/similar flavor. My almond paste always tastes better than the purchased stuff.