I have several recipes that call for almond paste. I hesitate to ever make them because a) I never have almond paste on hand and b) almond paste is so expensive! Like $10 for 8 oz.
I wanted to make a certain coffee cake recipe the other day that needed almond paste so I thought I’d try my hand at making it. Not only did I have everything on hand to make it – it was super easy.
Yes, yes, that is sugar.
My helper. He was waiting to lick the spatula 🙂
Notice my new food processor. Jason let me open my Christmas present a little bit early. What a guy.
It worked like a dream. and for as much as I cook – I cannot believe I have lived this long without one.
I took about a cup out of the batch for my coffee cake and this is how much was left over.
I rolled it in parchment paper.
This would be a great gift for anyone who loves to cook or bake!
- 1 cup + 3T organic cane sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- ⅓ + 1T water
- 3 cups almond flour (I used Honeyville blanched almond flour)
- 1 tsp pure almond extract
- Pour the almond flour in a food processor.
- Heat the cane sugar, honey and water together until it boils good for a few minutes.
- While the food processor is on, slowly pour the syrup mixture into the almond flour and let mix for a good minute or so.
- Add in the almond extract and let work for a another minute or so.
- Pour into desired shape and wrap well before storing in the refrigerator.
This recipe was adapted from Alton Brown’s recipe.