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What to do with ground almonds

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theAntsareMyFriends Mon 18-Mar-13 15:13:11

Hi everyone.

I was clearing out my cupboards at the weekend and have found 4 large bags of ground almonds! Not really sure what to do with them all.

Has anyone got any great ground almond recipes that they don't mind sharing. Sweet or savory so long as they are vegetarian.

Thank you.

BoBoo Thu 28-Mar-13 20:29:54


ScienceRocks Thu 28-Mar-13 19:23:21

Nigella's recipe for almond macaroons uses egg white, ground almonds and sugar. Really easy. It's in feast.

Her flourless chocolate cake in kitchen is also great, as is her raspberry bakewell in how to eat.

Love nigella, I do grin

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Thu 28-Mar-13 18:40:44

I've never made them but the bakers near me makes amazing financier cakes with a raspberry in the middle, they're lovely!

Whatnameforme Thu 28-Mar-13 17:18:55

Sorry just read the rest if the thread.

Whatnameforme Thu 28-Mar-13 17:18:24

What about a korma curry?

MrsPennyapple Thu 28-Mar-13 08:37:48

Make your own marzipan? Lots of recipes on t'interweb.

Montybojangles Thu 28-Mar-13 08:26:48
Seriously the yummiest chocolate cake you will ever make.

cestlesautres Thu 28-Mar-13 01:22:58


LineRunner Thu 28-Mar-13 01:18:57

A big korma curry that you can freeze batches of.

AlohaMama Thu 28-Mar-13 01:16:24

Also good sprinkled on stuffed peppers - kind of sprinkle over the stuffing and it makes a nice golden crust.

holmessweetholmes Wed 27-Mar-13 09:46:26

Pear frangipane tart. Very delicious and easy - you cook the pears in butter and sugar, which makes a kind of toffee sauce to go with the tart. Google it - it's a Hugh F-W recipe. I think it was in the Guardian or something.

JamNan Wed 27-Mar-13 09:38:06

Ground almonds make a gorgeous Spanish tomato sauce Romesco sauce recipe here or here

Wyfee Wed 27-Mar-13 07:30:35

Bake well tarts. Korma. Prune and Armagnac tart from John button race 'French leave'

Liskey Tue 26-Mar-13 21:37:42

Made cherry clafoutis before with ground almonds that was a gorgeous pudding similar to this

coffeeinbed Tue 26-Mar-13 21:31:03

Financier cakes - it's the same as friends.i used a Gordon Ramsey recipe.
Must leave the batter to rest overnight though.
Google Cooks larder Apple Almond cake - best cake ever.
Nigella's Damp Lemon Almond cake from Domestic Goddess.
All great.

Chewbecca Tue 26-Mar-13 21:28:22

I love HFW's pear and almond cake. It's in his family cookbook but called 'pudding cake' there and it makes a fabulous hot dessert, after a roast dinner kind of pudding.

Ambridge Tue 26-Mar-13 20:05:49

You can keep them in the freezer, you know. That way they won't go off. Helps to know you don't have to use them all at once!

aoife24 Tue 26-Mar-13 20:02:59

plum, almond and polenta cake, lovely.

TiredyCustards Mon 18-Mar-13 15:58:33

You can use them in place of pine nuts for veggie pesto - garlic, cheddar, basil, olive oil + ground almonds.

I also use them in flapjacks.

NotADragonOfSoup Mon 18-Mar-13 15:56:06

ALmond Biscuits

175g SR FLour
pinch salt
75g caster sugar
50g ground almonds
150g butter
few drops almond essence

Heat oven to 180c/350f/GM5
mix dry ingredients together
Rub in the butter
Add essence and mix well. Bring together with your hands (TBH, I just bung it all in the food processor!)
Roll out thinly (5mm) and cut onto rounds.
Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 15 mins.

BikeRunSki Mon 18-Mar-13 15:52:51

there is a fabulous recipe for pear and almond tart on the bbc website.

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 15:50:06

Sorry link again

Blueberry friand

NotADragonOfSoup Mon 18-Mar-13 15:49:56

Almond biscuits from the BeRo cookery book. They are wonderful.

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 15:49:22

Friands are lovely little almond cakes,you don't need a special oval tin, I just use a standard bun tin, best made with blueberries or raspberries but rhubarb work too. Very easy and the kids love them.

cleanandclothed Mon 18-Mar-13 15:40:35

This is delicious. You can replace the blackberries with any other fruit and the cinnamon is not essential.

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