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#1 Sararwelch

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 09:50 PM

I have taken to making almond paste based macaroons. All I've been able to find in my local stores is the 7 oz tube by Odense, which is very pricey, and doesn't even supply me with the 8 ounces I need for the recipe.

I've done a search online and found almond paste in cans, but never more than 10 ounces to a pound per can. Is there a place you'd recommend where I can buy a few pounds of almond paste for a decent price?

#2 Melanger

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 10:41 PM

I have taken to making almond paste based macaroons. All I've been able to find in my local stores is the 7 oz tube by Odense, which is very pricey, and doesn't even supply me with the 8 ounces I need for the recipe.

I've done a search online and found almond paste in cans, but never more than 10 ounces to a pound per can. Is there a place you'd recommend where I can buy a few pounds of almond paste for a decent price?

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Try this:
http://pastrychef.co...ste_3754154.htm

Hope it helps!

#3 beccaboo

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:58 AM

I have taken to making almond paste based macaroons. All I've been able to find in my local stores is the 7 oz tube by Odense, which is very pricey, and doesn't even supply me with the 8 ounces I need for the recipe.

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It's easy to make--I use the recipe in Joy of Cooking. An advantage of making it yourself is that you can use rose water or orange blossom water instead of almond extract if, like me, you don't really like strong almond extract taste.

#4 armchairchef

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:14 AM

I have gotten mine from the King Arthur catalog. Just google King Arthur baking and the URl should come up. It's in a can and it's much better than Odense! I'm a believer!

#5 alanamoana

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:34 AM

I have gotten mine from the King Arthur catalog. Just google King Arthur baking and the URl should come up. It's in a can and it's much better than Odense! I'm a believer!

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yes, but it only comes in 10 oz cans.

edited to add: chefs' warehouse has large cans

probably, if you look at links in threads about high quality chocolate, you'll find sources for almond paste as well.

Edited by alanamoana, 13 December 2006 - 08:37 AM.


#6 rickster

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:51 AM

have gotten mine from the King Arthur catalog. Just google King Arthur baking and the URl should come up. It's in a can and it's much better than Odense! I'm a believer!


The KA stuff is great, but their shipping costs seem to have gotten outrageous over the past year or so. I've always ordered from them but will be looking for another source.

#7 David Israel

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 09:20 AM

L'epicerie (L'epicerie) sells almond paste, both in one-pound and 3-kilo quantities. The price for the one-pound container is $8.85; the 3-kilo container is priced at $49.60 (approximately $7.50 per pound). They have a large selection of ingredients for pastry and savory cooking.

#8 Sugarnspice

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 11:23 AM

Hi!

I got mine here. Price is more than reasonable (better than the links above as far as I can tell) and service is incredible. Ordered it in the afternoon and it arrived (NJ to NY) the very next day.

Hope this helps.

Alex

#9 skyflyer3

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 02:50 PM

I hear Chefshop has some good almond paste, in a tub.

Chefshop almond paste

#10 highchef

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 07:15 AM

Hi!

I got mine here. Price is more than reasonable (better than the links above as far as I can tell) and service is incredible. Ordered it in the afternoon and it arrived (NJ to NY) the very next day.

Hope this helps.

Alex

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Thank you for that link. I needed a source for unsalted pistachios (sp?) for some nougat, and this looks like the place! I'm going to order today.

#11 KatieM

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 09:21 AM

Ditto the thanks on posting that link! I just ordered a boatload of stuff. Good price on montgomerency cherries. I needed some hazelnuts and pistachios (I can't spell it either) in addition to the almond paste to complete my holiday baking. It should all be here on Monday. How excellent!



Edited to remove my unneccessary capitalizations.

Edited by KatieM, 14 December 2006 - 09:22 AM.


#12 Rhea_S

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 10:17 AM

L'epicerie (L'epicerie) sells almond paste, both in one-pound and 3-kilo quantities.  The price for the one-pound container is $8.85; the 3-kilo container is priced at $49.60 (approximately $7.50 per pound).  They have a large selection of ingredients for pastry and savory cooking.

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I'll add a vote for l'epicerie. Excellent customer service and I find their prices very reasonable.