Get Fresh & Fruity Flaked Almonds

Get Fresh & Fruity Flaked Almonds

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Flaked Almond

Pronounce it: arr-mund or al-mund

Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with fish and chicken. Classic almond dishes include trout and almonds, Bakewell tart, Tarta de Santiago, macaroons and frangipane tart as well as a variety of cakes, soups, stews and curries.

Bitter almonds are used to make oil, extract and liqueurs such as Amaretto.

Almonds are grown all over Europe. You can buy almonds shelled or unshelled, ground, chopped or flaked and ready-toasted.

Ground almonds are sometimes used instead of, or as well as, flour in baking. If you're looking for a gluten-free option then a cake made in this way is a good alternative. Cakes made with almonds have a distinct nutty flavour and a moist texture. Popular cake covering, marzipan, is made from ground almonds and sugar syrup.

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Store it

Keep almonds in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Unshelled almonds will keep for up to a year. For shop-bought, prepared almonds see the package for use-by dates. Once opened, you can keep them in a container in the fridge for added freshness.

Freshly made marzipan should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. Shop-bought varieties will last much longer - check use-by dates.

Almonds

Our almond recipes make the most of this versatile nut - from ground almonds in rich cakes and biscuits, to crunchy roasted chopped almonds in salads and soups.

Recipes using almond

Main course

Light meals and snacks

Brunch

Starters and nibbles

Side dishes

Desserts

Cakes and baking

Other

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Buyer's guide

There are two sorts of almonds, the bitter almond and the sweet almond. Bitter almonds are used to make almond oil, which is used in many baking recipes to add an intense almond flavour. Sweet almonds are among the most commonly used nuts. Ground sweet almonds are especially useful in baking and can be substituted for flour to create a dense, moist texture in cakes and biscuits. They are also used in savoury dishes - ground almonds thicken romesco sauce and add texture and flavour to chicken korma. Dishes described as €š¬˜amandine are served with whole or split blanched almonds €š¬‚¬œ trout amandine being a universal classic.

Preparation

Almonds can be used as decoration, or for desserts, in sweets and pastries such as praline or the Spanish version of nougat (turr³n), and in macaroons and marzipan. In savoury dishes theyre used in everything from stuffings to salads and tagines to pilau. Several recipes might tell you to toast almonds before using them which intensifies their flavour and gives more colour and crunch. For the freshest flavour, grind your own almonds as you need them because they become stale quickly.


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