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What can I do with too much ground and sliced almonds?

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StepAwayFromCake Sun 13-Aug-17 20:57:29

I've got about 350g ground almonds and about 150g sliced almonds. I don't think they're stale, exactly, just don't taste nice. They're well within date.

It totally goes against the grain to throw them away, so how can I use them up? Needs to be something fairly flavoursome, not marzipan.

The only thing I can think of is Bakewell Tart. Any other suggestions? Perhaps something savoury?

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Katsite Sun 13-Aug-17 21:02:09

Not savory but my suggestion is muesli. I chuck nuts oats fruit and yogurt together at night and eat the next morning. Or any time of the day really.

Hawkmoth Sun 13-Aug-17 21:07:46

Romesco sauce! I saw it on Saturday kitchen and it's a revelation.

Blend roasted red peppers from a jar with garlic, salt, pepper and enough ground almonds to make it thick.

Spoon over meat or fish and stick in the oven. There was a near fight over the last turkey steak when I made this for the kids.

spiderbabymum Sun 13-Aug-17 21:09:30

Bakewell tart ?

FlaviaAlbia Sun 13-Aug-17 21:10:35

They do go off so if they don't taste nice I wouldn't bother doing anything to them. Whatever you make will be tainted by the nuts.

Mymouthgetsmeintrouble Sun 13-Aug-17 21:10:54

Chicken korma or add to pesto

MissSmiley Sun 13-Aug-17 21:10:55

I make crumble with half ground almonds half flour and you could put the flaked almonds on top

mikado1 Sun 13-Aug-17 21:11:00

Grain free nutty granola, granola bars, chicken tikka!

Silverthorn Sun 13-Aug-17 21:14:40

Chocolate brownies.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 13-Aug-17 21:16:31

Chocolate cake. I make a Nigella one (I think it is a Nigella) with almonds instead of flour. It's soooooo good.

StepAwayFromCake Sun 13-Aug-17 21:19:52

OMG the Romesco sauce sounds awesome!

I make a small amount, if the not so nice taste comes through then I will give up on them.

If they're stale, they will taste bad cooked, too. If I'm just fussy, they should taste fine cooked.

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ralphi Sun 13-Aug-17 21:21:54

Jamie Olivers trappani sauce which is a mix of a napoli and pesto and uses ground alomomds. Basically you cook tomatoes, onion garlic and puree them adding the almonds and parmesan.

Laska5772 Sun 13-Aug-17 21:22:24

I make a take on Salsa Mojo Rojo with ground almonds rather than breadcrumbs ( its a sauce from the Canaries you put on potatoes but i use it on allsorts of stuff and for dipping.. I am a 'bung it' cook so cant tell you proper measurements ..but you are intending to have something looser than hummus).

You need a jar of red peppers (or roast 6 or 8 red peppers and skin them ,) put in blender.
add 150g ground almonds
2 crushed garlic cloves
2 tspns of smoked paprika
a big glug of extra virgin olive oil
tablespoon of red vinegar
sea salt and black pepper

Blend.. and taste, add more paprika . oil, vinegar almonds etc as liked (maybe a splash of tabasco )

( you may well need more liquid.. if using a jar of roasted red peppers i'd put some of the liquid from those in also , but so tend to a start with less liquid, if its too runny add more ground almonds

This is great as a dip with new potatoes . on fish, on bread and on loads of other things.. Its also really nice if you add in roasted tomatoes also ( youll need less liquid if you do.. ) or a dollop of sun dried tomato paste.

Sorry its not more precise .. . it does keep well in fridge if you can stop yourself eating it!)

FlaviaAlbia Sun 13-Aug-17 21:25:43

They don't go stale so much as bitter. It's the oil in them that goes off.

Genghi Sun 13-Aug-17 21:28:51

Use it in pesto
Boil with milk sugar and saffron for an Indian inspired milkshake
Use it to thicken sauces
Use it to make macarons

Genghi Sun 13-Aug-17 21:29:30

Oh and you could just keep whizzing it in a food processor and turn it into nut butter

Onthehighseas Sun 13-Aug-17 21:33:58

Make this with the ground almonds.

It's divine.

RallyRoundTheFlagBoys Sun 13-Aug-17 21:38:05

Mary Berrys cherry Bakewell cupcakes are epic. They will use up your ground almonds.

RallyRoundTheFlagBoys Sun 13-Aug-17 21:38:32

(Some of your ground almonds)

RedSandYellowSand Sun 13-Aug-17 21:39:29

Cherry cake with 1/4 of the flour replaced with ground almonds.

YellowLawn Sun 13-Aug-17 21:39:42

crumble topping

RallyRoundTheFlagBoys Sun 13-Aug-17 21:40:10

Pineapple turkey meatball curry (bbc good food) is fab too.

franke Sun 13-Aug-17 21:43:52

Oh yes, the chocolate cake. It's called Caprese. Or add to creamy curry sauces just before serving.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 13-Aug-17 21:53:21

BeRo Macroons. Loved making and eating these as a child.

redcaryellowcar Sun 13-Aug-17 21:59:21

Mary berry rich fruit cake recipe? Or nigellas lemon polenta cake (for the ground ones)

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