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What can I do with lots of almonds?

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karmakameleon Sat 03-Oct-20 23:25:36

Checked the store cupboard today and I have an astronomical amount of almonds, both whole and ground. There’s about a kilo altogether. So I’m looking for recipes that use substantial quantities, both sweet and savoury options welcome but savoury preferred given the quantity. Any ideas?

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SeaToSki Sun 04-Oct-20 02:32:32

You can freeze them
Grind them to make almond flour
Daquoise with raspberries and whipped cream
Chicken breast crusted with ground almonds
In a salad
On cereal

katy1213 Sun 04-Oct-20 02:38:48

Marzipan - baked is nice, it doesn't just have to be on Christmas cake.
Frangipane tarts with greengages or plums. Praline. Panforte. Spiced nuts. Battenberg cake. A Christmas Simnel cake?

katy1213 Sun 04-Oct-20 02:39:39

Peshwari nan?

Blondie1984 Sun 04-Oct-20 03:25:19

Lots of lovely ideas here

Blueuggboots Sun 04-Oct-20 03:56:26

Make nigella's frangipane mince pies?
Bake well tart?

DioneTheDiabolist Sun 04-Oct-20 04:07:12

Make almond soup, it's delicious.

Destinysdaughter Sun 04-Oct-20 04:11:57

Almond flour muffins are v nice, especially with coffee and walnuts in.

Malin52 Sun 04-Oct-20 04:15:10

Nigella has an amazing Mughlai Chicken Curry using ground almonds.

Cakes using ground almonds?

Dalooah Sun 04-Oct-20 04:38:09

If you're feeling adventurous you could try making macarons but personally I'd just be eating the whole ones!

Dalooah Sun 04-Oct-20 04:39:07

Ooh just remembered; you could try spiced or caramelised almonds- could be good for holiday gifts

bettsbattenburg Sun 04-Oct-20 05:23:28

Obviously you must make battenburg

DryHeave Sun 04-Oct-20 05:27:57

Almond milk?

BikeRunSki Sun 04-Oct-20 05:29:00

gluten free brownies

Ffsffsffsffsffs Sun 04-Oct-20 05:38:31

Eves pudding

My mouth is watering at the thought...

Fivemoreminutes1 Sun 04-Oct-20 09:05:02


Lamb tagine

Fish tagine

cdtaylornats Sun 04-Oct-20 09:38:12

Dundee cake
Salted roast almonds
Honey roast almonds

karmakameleon Sun 04-Oct-20 10:14:37

Wow, lots of ideas, thank you everyone! Given that’s it’s so close to Xmas I think I’ll probably use them in some festive baking. I might even try and make my own marzipan.

Does anyone have any good recipes for spiced or caramelised nuts? I do like them but haven’t found a recipe I’m happy with yet.

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RaininSummer Sun 04-Oct-20 10:21:07

My favourite cake: Nigellas damp lemon almond cake. Freezes well too.

karmakameleon Sun 04-Oct-20 10:27:03

Is that the one where you boil the lemons whole? I haven’t made that for ages but I love it because it makes the house smell beautiful.

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RaininSummer Sun 04-Oct-20 16:39:15

No not a complicated as that one but I do make her clemantine cake which goes like that. Also lovely.

EwwSprouts Sun 04-Oct-20 19:56:29

Redshoeblueshoe Sun 04-Oct-20 20:15:33

Bakewell tart

Nacreous Sun 04-Oct-20 20:26:39

English almond macaroons.

I can't remember where I got the recipe originally, but it might be Pru Leith's cookery Bible

4oz ground almonds
6oz sugar (granulated and caster both fine)
1tsb flour
2 egg whites
Jam to decorate

Mix everything except the jam, and then daub onto rice paper on a non stick tray. You can just about get away with a greased teflon baking sheet (one of the removable ones) as an alternative but don't think you can just grease the tray - they are incredibly sticky.

Squash the middle down a bit so you can pop a blob of jam in.

Bake for 12 mins at 180 fan - til just going brown/golden around the edges.

Leave to cool before you attempt to remove.

They are so yummy though look nothing like French macarons.

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