How to make it

  • 1. Sift together the flour, sugar, and baking soda and set aside.
  • Put the almond flour, butter, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Paddle on medium speed until the mixture resembles cornmeal, 3 minutes.
  • With the machine running, add the egg and almond extract and mix until well-incorporated.
  • Turn the speed to low and add the flour mixture. Mix just until no traces of flour remain.
  • 2. Transfer the dough to a large sheet of plastic wrap, flatten into a 1-inch thick disc, cover tightly, and refrigerate until hard, at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 325°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 3. Form the dough into 1/2-inch balls and put on the baking sheets 1 inch apart.
  • Use the palm of your hand to press the balls into 1-inch circles.
  • Press 4 slivered almonds into each cookie, decoratively arranging them to look like an X.
  • Brush the tops of the cookies with the egg white, then bake until golden and crisp around the edges, 15 minutes.
  • Cool completely on the cookie sheet and serve or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • By Pichet Ong, Author, The Sweet Spot: Asian-Inspired Desserts
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  • hopscotch 8 years ago

    Almond flour and meal are both just ground up almonds. Almond flour is most often made with blanched almonds (no skin), whereas almond meal can be made either with whole or blanched almonds. In either case, the consistency is more like corn meal than wheat flour. I find that for the most part they can be used interchangeably.

    Can I Make My Own Almond Flour?

    Yes, you can make it in a blender or food processor, though care must be taken not to go too far, or you will have almond butter! Use fairly small amounts, and pulse until it's meal.

    Or you can buy it at Trader Joe's, Von's/Pavillion's or a Health Food Grocer.

    ALmond Meal Recipe:

    Homemade almond meal is so easy to make. In less than 5 minutes you can have fresh almond meal, at a fraction of the cost of ready-made products. Be sure to refrigerate (or wrap, label and freeze) any unused almond meal because it can become rancid after being ground and exposed to oxygen and light.

    Place 1/2 cup whole, unblanched almonds in a clean electric coffee bean grinder.

    Put the lid on the coffee bean grinder and pulse several times until a medium-fine textured meal forms. Don't over-grind or you will make almond butter!

    Put ground almond meal in a clean flour sifter.

    Sift almond meal. Place any large particles of almonds back in coffee bean grinder and pulse again.

    Sift reremaining almond meal.

    That's it. Use any nut to make fresh, delicious nut meals using this simple technique.

    Do not over-grind the almonds or you will end up with almond butter!

    Use a flour sifter free of any gluten cross-contamination.

    Make your sifter a "dedicated" gluten free flour sifter- use only gluten free ingredients in it!

    Store-bought almond meal is frequently made with blanched almonds- almonds that have had the skins removed.

    I like to use almonds with their skins on because the skin contains healthy antioxidants.
    Always store almond meal in a labeled container in the refrigerator or freezer.
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    mmm almond flour? can you explain to me, is it finely grounded almonds?
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    yummy.. five forks
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