A mixture derived from blanched almonds that are ground, blended with sugar and glycerin, and cooked together to form a stiffened paste. The sugar content is measured as half of the weight of the almonds or less to reduce the sweetness of the paste. This paste provides an excellent flavor to a variety of recipes for sweets. A paste similar to almond paste that is sweeter, as well as coarser, is marzipan. A bitter almond paste can also be made or purchased that is used in some cookie and dessert recipes. Almond paste keeps well when refrigerated. When it hardens, heat it slowly to soften the consistency.
Elegant tart that is perfect for any occasion. The almond flavor comes through in the extract and the toasted almonds. The toasted nut combined with the sweet and tart strawberries will put you in heaven.
This paste can be used to prepare various regional curries and gravies. Mustard paste usually comes as a thick paste and is used either as a dipping sauce or in stir frying. It is ideal for deep fried foods, barbecue, hamburgers, tacos and rice. Mustard is often used at the table as a condiment on meat. It is also used as an ingredient in mayonnaise and vinaigrettes.