Homemade Almond Paste. This easy almond paste is a homemade almond paste recipe that requires just four ingredients and a food processor. After trying this fresh, nutty almond paste, you'll never buy it from a store again. This homemade almond paste recipe is super easy and so so much better than the stuff you can buy in the store!
A few tips when making homemade almond paste: You must use almonds with no skins. You can buy them whole or slivered or blanch them yourself. Do not use sliced almonds because they usually. You can cook Homemade Almond Paste using 5 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Homemade Almond Paste
- It’s 1 1/2 cup of blanched almonds (see attached to blanch your own).
- It’s 1 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar.
- You need 1/4 tsp of salt.
- It’s 1 1/2 tsp of almond extract.
- You need 1 of egg white.
Marzipan or almond paste is an absolute treat. Most homemade almond paste recipes use egg whites. This wasn't an option for me because I wanted to stay true to the ingredients on the package of the brand I was crushing on real hard. Almond paste is commonly used as filling for various cookies and pastries.
Homemade Almond Paste step by step
- In a food processor fitted with the metal blade process almonds until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/355791-how-to-blanch-almonds-easy-and-economical.
- Add the salt and confectioners sugar and process until combined, I used the pulse function as well to ensure proper mixing..
- Add extract and continue to process, again, scraping down sides of bowl if need..
- Add the egg white and process until smooth. The mixture will come together almost like a dough..
- Gather all the paste together and roll in hands to form a log. You can also divide the paste to suite your baking needs. Cover in plastic wrap and/or in an airtight container until ready to use. **You can store your almond paste in the fridge for up to a month or in the freezer for up to three months. Yields 1 1/2 cups.
- Happy Cooking!!!!.
- I used it to make almond paste cookies.
It can be hard to find in some grocery stores, and when you do find it, the cost might be more than you're willing to pay. Once you try homemade almond paste that isn't supplemented with ground apricot or peach kernels (like most commercial versions), you'll want to make cloud cookies, frangipane tarts, and linzer tortes. Almond paste is similar to marzipan. It's not as sweet and works well in Christmas stollen and any other recipe that calls for marzipan. This one is quick and easy to make.