While researching recipes for tomorrow’s Face Off I was inspired by a recipe that called for Almond Paste. I had never heard of it but soon found out, like blanched almonds, almond paste was expensive and usually not Vegan. So I did what I do best; I Veganized it and made it myself.
Let me be the first to tell you that Sugar + Almonds = Heaven. When I made this I had to quickly rinse out the food processor to keep myself from licking it clean. There are so many uses for this paste, mainly in baked goods, I imagine trying it on toast or rice cakes and may even try making my own homemade almond filled candies.
1 1/2 cups of blanched almonds
1 cup of cane sugar
1/2 cup water
- Place almonds in a food processor and blend until finely ground.
- Heat sugar and water until boiling and remove from heat.
- With the food processor running slowly add the hot sugar water until the mixture is running smooth.
- Wrap mixture in saran wrap and store in the refrigerator.
First I had to blanch almonds, then I used those almonds to make my almond paste. The third and final step is the dish that will be revealed tomorrow. Any guesses as to what we are Facing Off?