Author Notes: I've never been a big fan of commercial Almond Paste but when I found this recipe for home made, my whole coffee cake world opened before my eyes. This really is a lot different than that stuff that comes in a plastic roll. —ChefJune
Makes: 1 1/2 cups
cups cold water
cup blanched almonds
cup organic cane sugar (superfine it by buzzing it in your food processor for a few seconds)
large egg white
tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
teaspoon pure almond extract
- In a small (1 quart) saucepan, bring the water quickly to a boil. Add the almonds. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 8 minutes. Drain and cool for 15 minutes.
- 2. In your food processor fitted with the metal blade, process the almonds and sugar until smooth (about 1 1/2 minutes) stopping frequently to scrape the sides of the bowl. Add the egg white and butter and process for one more minute. Refrigerate until needed.
- Teacher’s Tip: Well wrapped, this Almond Paste will keep in your refrigerator for up to a month.