Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How to blanch almonds

Blanching almonds help to remove the skins easily. 
Take required amount of almonds in a bowl.

Pour boiling water over it and let it sit for about a minute or two.
Alternately you can micro HIGH for 2 mins. 

Take care not to let it soak for a long time, since it will make the almonds soft and not crispy.
Drain and rinse lightly with cold water so that you can handle the almonds.
The skin will be loose when it is blanched well.
Rub in between your fingers and the almond will pop out.

Be careful and use a deep bowl otherwise you won't know where it flew.
You will have to search the whole place every time.
Or you peel a little bit of skin with your nail and it will slide smoothly.

Now proceed with any recipes you like with these blanched almonds.

You can slice when the almonds are still wet to make slivers easily and dry completely.Store in air tight container and use when needed in salads and other dishes.
Almonds on Foodista


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