How to Blanch Almonds
Lots of delicious recipes call for blanched almonds. If you haven't blanched before, there is a misconception that, it is a tedious & time consuming process. I assure you; it is not! You may need another set of helping hands, only if you have a ton of almonds, to skin. Here's a step by step pictorials to show you how easy, it really is.
How to blanch almonds:
- Take the required quantity of whole almonds in a heat proof bowl.
- Take enough water (to submerge the almonds) in a saucepan & bring it to a rolling boil.
- Pour boiling hot water onto the almonds & let sit for 2 minutes.
- Rinse the almonds in cold water, drain & start squeezing the almonds out of their skins. The skin should slip away easily in one piece.
- Now use them whole or slivered/chopped; as called for in your recipe. If you need to powder the almonds, let them dry before powdering/pulverizing.