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How To: Blanch and Ground Almonds

How To Blanch and Ground Almonds
How To Blanch and Ground Almonds


What You'll Need: 

  • Almonds 
  • Sauce pan 
  • Boiled water
  • Strainer or colander 
  • Paper towel or tea towel

    To make Almond Flour, you'll also need: 
  • Coffee grinder, food processor or blender 

Instructions: 

To Blanch Almonds: 

Boil water in sauce pan and add almonds (Alternative: place almonds in a bowl and pour boiling water)

Let it sit for exactly 1 minute with lid on - DO NOT let it sit in hot water for any longer, almonds will soften

How To Blanch and Ground Almonds

Drain almonds in a strainer or colander, then rinse under cold water 

How To Blanch and Ground Almonds

Grip almond between your thumb and index finger, the skin from the almond should easily loosen and slip off* with a little pinch. (*Careful! Almonds are slippery and may fly right out)

How To Blanch and Ground Almonds

Let almonds dry completely by placing them onto a paper towel or tea towel 

How To Blanch and Ground Almonds

To make Almond Flour:

Once you have dried blanch almonds. Put them in your coffee grinder, food processor or blender and let it ground the almonds until they are to a coarse meal or fine flour. And TA-DA!!!


How To Blanch and Ground Almonds

Now why not make yourself some Homemade French Almond Macarons






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