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Almond Meal from homemade almond milk

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Almond milk:
16 oz of almonds
soak almonds in water for 1 day

Blend a cup full of almonds with enough water twice as much water
First:
Strain with a cheese cloth
Second Strain:
Strain with a french press

Pour out your almond milk into a pitcher.
 
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Step 2: Bake

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Bake the almond meal at 300F for 1-3 hours.   Check the almond meal in 30 minute intervals.  The top layer of the almond meal will dry so you will need to use a spoon to stir the contents around so it can dry evenly.  

When it dries, it will be a shade darker.

Step 3: Grind

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You will want to grind the baked granules in a coffee grinder, food processor, or blender.

You will be left with a fine powder.  This is your almond meal.  Store it in a cool place.
PS1181 year ago
That's cool, but what do you do with it once you have it?

(P.S. Almond milk is super tastey - unlike soy. Great in coffee! The rest of you reading this should try some!)
works well in pancakes and cookies. anything that doesn't need to rise too much.
Or blended with self-rising flour in breads.

If you're REALLY ambitious, make marzipan!

On a double boiler, combine 2 egg whites, and a 1/2 cup sugar
wisk and heat till all the sugar dissolves, and you have a syrup(150-170F?)
set aside to cool(you can make your almond milk and flour while this is cooling, if you've planned ahead).

Take 3 cups of your "flour" and toss it in a food processor.
Add 1 cup confectioner’s sugar and pulse till well blended.
Add half the syrup mixture in a slow drizzle while the processor is running.
Once mixed, take it out and test it.
It should be halfway between play-dough and bread dough.
If it's too crumbly, add more of the syrup. if it's too soft, add more confectioner's sugar. optionally, add almond extract to enhance the flavor, or food coloring to make it "pretty".
atepinkrose (author)  ironsmiter1 year ago
That sounds good!
atepinkrose (author)  PS1181 year ago
you can use it as a flour replacement in recipes. Here is one I made: http://www.instructables.com/id/Salted-Caramel-Brownies-optional-gluten-free-/