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Almond flour - making my own.

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by berylc, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. berylc

    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have tried to buy almond flour locally, but no results in the shops. I have decided to make my own. Have any others here made their own and with what results?
    Thanks
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I can get ground almonds in all the supermarkets I use - are you looking in the bakery aisle?
    The desiccated coconut is in the same area.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ground almonds are much cheaper and do the same job. Most supermarkets have their own brand and the Whitworths brand is almost always on offer at Asda at 3 bags for £3.
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Goonergal thanks for your reply. We have small Co-op, medium sized Tesco and similar Lidl. Sadly no Asda! I will have to keep on looking out for reductions in the supermarkets. Or wait until I go on holiday in March and shop in Glasgow.
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of ground almonds, but no flour. I didn't know that ground could be used in place of almond flour. I shall start experimenting soon.
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lidl have good priced ground almonds in baking section I use all the time rarely use almond flour the one time made my own using blanched almonds finely ground gave similar results to ground almonds so won’t bother in future!
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @shelley262 i was hunting through my cupboard for seeds and found a jar of ground almonds and 3unopened packets. So I guess I won't have to buy any for a while! I will try using ground almonds instead of the flour. Thanks for your advice
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I whizz my ground almonds up again to make a little finer before using as almond flour if I have time.. don’t think it makes much difference though!
     
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    Contralto Type 2 · Expert

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    I've made it, but it is tedious. First, removing the skins. Then drying. Then chopping. Then pulverizing.

    I had a load of almonds and I went even further and tried to make my own marzipan.

    One easier thing is making your own almond milk.
     
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    swissmiss Prediabetes · Member

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    Like Donnellysdogs, I re-ground the ready made ground almonds to make a low carb pumpkin cheesecake (Sugar Free Londoner website).
     
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    Carol.R Type 1 · Newbie

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    Try amazon
     
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