06 December 2013
Kitchen Dictionary: almond
Season: available year-round
How to select: Available blanched, unblanched, whole, sliced, chopped, candied, smoked, in paste form, and many flavors.
How to prepare: Toasting before use in a recipe will intensify the flavor.
Matches well with: apples, apricots, caramel, chocolate, coconut, cream, plums, prunes, raisins, rice, strawberries
Substitutions: equal amount of hazelnuts; 2 tbsp ground almonds=1/4 tsp almond extract for flavoring only