Getting to Know: Almond Paste

Nuts are such a versatile food. They can be made into butters, flours, meals, paste, milks and so much more! Today, we’re focusing on almonds, more specifically – almond paste.

Why almond paste over marzipan? We’ll tell you!

The main difference between marzipan and almond paste is that almond paste is more often used as an ingredient or a filling while marzipan can be eaten as is. Marzipan is also used in candies or as a topping to a sweet dessert such as a cake. Our almond paste is thick and firm, but can be easily molded. Almond paste adds that perfect, nutty flavor and is much less sweet than marzipan as it typically has more sugar. It pairs very well with chocolate and fruity flavors.  It is a great filling alternative in pastries and chocolates, and is often found in pies, cakes, croissants, breads, cookies, muffins and biscuits. Basically, the options are endless! It’s a great way to enrich some of your favorite recipes!

It’s great to incorporate almond paste into recipes especially around the holiday season! It adds just the perfect texture.

Plus, a major benefit of almond paste is that it helps to retain moisture in baked goods!

The only ingredients that we use in our almond paste are almonds, sugar and water. No preservatives added – ever.

 

Click here to view our Almond Paste Spec Sheet

Our almond paste is packed in 50lb cases and is recommended to be stored in the fridge or a cool, dry place.

For additional information on this item, please email info@bedemco.com.

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