Almonds are far from being a cheap product and almond powder is even worse for the budget! But it is delicious in dessert… I love frangipane!
Anyway, I needed some almond powder for a recipe (that is coming soon!) and I didn’t have any. I had some beautiful almonds my sister brought me from Morocco and I figured why not make it myself! It is not that hard to do, it takes a bit of time but it is very budget-friendly.
Homemade almond powder (for about 135g) :
- 150g almonds
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Scald the almond for 2 minutes in boiling water. Drain.
Peel the almonds but pressing each one between your fingers. Careful, it’s slippery!
In a wok or a deep pan, put the almond in a single layer. On a very low heat, stir the almonds for 10 minutes to dry them. You don’t want them to brown.
In a blender, mix until you get a very fine powder. I divided the almonds in two batches so it is easier to get every bit powdered.
Put the powder back in the wok and stir on the lowest heat for 10 minutes.
It’s ready! Put it in an air-tight container and keep it in the fridge.