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Almond Paste, for Second-Course Dishes


  • 1 pound of sweet almonds
  • 6 bitter almonds
  • 1 pound of very finely sifted sugar
  • whites of 2 eggs


Blanch the almonds, and dry them thoroughly; put them into a mortar, and pound them well, wetting them gradually with the whites of 2 eggs. When well pounded, put them into a small preserving-pan, add the sugar, and place the pan on a small but clear fire (a hot-plate is better); keep stirring until the paste is dry, then take it out of the pan, put it between two dishes, and, when cold, make it into any shape that fancy may dictate.

Time: 1/2 hour.

Sufficient for 3 small dishes of pastry.

Seasonable at any time.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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