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fancyvan
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 1, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #4348862

I have some left over almond paste and I am not sure what to do with it! I've never used it before and probably won't want any again until next Xmas ( It was used in a Rum Ball recipe)
Please tell me if I can freeze it until then or should I just keep it in the fridge? Or should I just throw it out and get fresh next year if I need it?
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 1, 2008
11:11 PM

Post #4349099

Hello Fancy,

I'm not positive, but I tried saving a leftover paste from last year. It
was, to say the least, yucky.

I'd say, unless someone else has a better suggestion, that fresh each
year is probably best, considering we don't use it but maybe once a year.

:-) Karen Marie
andidandi
Arlington, VA

January 2, 2008
8:39 PM

Post #4352303

Nuts go rancid. I don't think that it's safe to keep marzipan for a year. Even skin care products with nut butters start to go bad within months. You can smell it.
fancyvan
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 2, 2008
9:09 PM

Post #4352406

I guess I will throw it out!

Andi I do keep my nuts in the freezer and they last quite a while but not forever - my little freezer bible ('Will It Freeze?") says 1 year and certainly the nuts I put in the freezer last Xmas were OK this year.
andidandi
Arlington, VA

January 2, 2008
9:23 PM

Post #4352448

I freeze mine as well. It does prolong shelf life.
garden_mermaid
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2008
6:27 AM

Post #4355057

Is your almond paste the highly sugared one from Odense or the less sweet type like the one in the can from Solo? There are many, many uses for both types. We buy the Solo almond paste and use it in a number of recipes. I like to thin the paste out with some butter and use it as the filling in cinnamon rolls or tea rings.

Here are few recipe links to give you some ideas:

From Odensee:
http://www.odense.com/recipes/pdfs/buildcookbook.cfm

From Solo:
http://www.solofoods.com/crecipe.html
fancyvan
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 3, 2008
3:28 PM

Post #4355920

Dont know - it is packaged for Safeway - a bar in cellophane wrap.

Thanks for the links. I dont bake much except at Xmas.

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