Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › What to do with almond paste???
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What to do with almond paste???

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I just got a huge amount of almond paste super cheap thanks to my local grocer accidentally ordering #10 cans of it instead of little tubes of it. Anyway I have 5 big cans and looking for fun things to make with it.
TIA
I am for tried and true recipes and fun experiemental ideas too.
post #2 of 19
It is thee best for modeling--make marzipan out of it and just eat it for breakfast!!!
the only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain

 

Reply
the only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain

 

Reply
post #3 of 19
Nigella Lawson has a great recipe for a moist almond cake that's really good. It calls for marzipan but you can easily transform your almond paste to marzipan by kneading in powdered sugar 1/2 to twice the weight of the almond paste, depending on your taste.

Here's a link to the recipe. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=6924879

It originally calls for a 10" springform but I also bake it in mini loaf or mini bundts and sell individually. Or in 3" x5" loaves and package them as gift items.

It's great plain but to gussy it up I use a lemon, lime, orange or passionfruit glaze, whatever is on hand or some chocolate ganache.
Formerly The Casual Kitchen. Just here for cake
Reply
Formerly The Casual Kitchen. Just here for cake
Reply
post #4 of 19
Sounds like a good time to make a Norwegian wedding cake
KRANSEKAKE (ALMOND WREATH CAKE)

http://www.sofn.com/norwegian_culture/showRecipe.jsp?document=Kransekake.html
post #5 of 19
Oops....let's try a recipe that uses almond paste...

http://www.fantes.com/kransekake.html
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanks keep the ideas coming I have a ton of almond paste to use up but I could,'t resist at $4.00 for a #10 can. They were trying to sell them for $27 originally. I figured I could work it into desserts specials in the bakery.
post #7 of 19
almond bear claws or puff pastry. Time to buy some philo dough. thumbs_up.gif You can smear some marzipan into cressant rolls MMMMMMMgooood! I love cherry and almond together in a danish. I can not think about this any long-sorry. LOL
¢¾Sarah
Reply
¢¾Sarah
Reply
post #8 of 19
Send it to me. icon_biggrin.gif

Mike
post #9 of 19
I found this site with almond paste recipes. icon_smile.gif
http://www.odense.com/
post #10 of 19
almond paste cookies icon_smile.gif YUM!
post #11 of 19
This one company uses almond paste in their petty fours!
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the ideas. I have made mocha almond bars so far and a layered pie crust that has on layer of crust and almond paste smeared on it and another layer of crust. Made a fresh strawberry filling with a vanilla custard.
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by heavenlys

Thanks for the ideas. I have made mocha almond bars so far and a layered pie crust that has on layer of crust and almond paste smeared on it and another layer of crust. Made a fresh strawberry filling with a vanilla custard.



That sounds super yummy! icon_biggrin.gif
post #14 of 19
I'll send you one of my recipe for almond cream that uses almond paste (not near my recipes at the moment)... you can use this under fruit in baked tarts, to fill croissants and other pastries... it's one of the most delicious things I ever learned how to make. Also, Italian Pignoli (pine nut) cookies are phenomenal. Almond paste is used in a LOT of classic french dessert recipes as well. As someone else mentioned, fresh marzipan is of course made with almond paste... and there is the snacking... I can't help but munch on a little whenever I work with almond paste! lol
Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
Reply
Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
Reply
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Pink Ziab~ Thanks the almond cream sounds yummy!! I have been slowly using up the first can. Part of it is I am not the hugest fan of almond paste or almond flavoring. But my customers are enjoying the treats. Trying to figure out a way to implement it into chocoalte cnadies somehow. Got a new candy display case need to fill it up.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › What to do with almond paste???