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Almond Paste

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Ingredients
  Almonds 1 Pound, blanched
  Fresh lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

Force blanched almonds through fine blade of food chopper 4 times, or whirl in electric blender.
Add lemon juice.
Cook water and sugar until candy thermometer registers 240°F., or until a small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms a soft ball.
Add to ground almonds.
Mix well.
When cool enough to handle, knead until smooth.
Cool.
Pack in jar; cover, and store in refrigerator for at least 1 week to ripen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Almond
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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