Archive for September, 2011
Have you tried the Salt and Vinegar Almonds from Blue Diamond?
They’re practically addictive. I was hoping for an almond recipe that would work to less than $4 per a few ounces and contained a few more natural ingredients. I searched high and low for a recipe, but couldn’t really find one that seemed a success. I started by soaking a large handful (I would guess 1 cup, perhaps an overflowing 1 cup measure) in malt vinegar for a day and a half. I put them in the bowl around 9pm, and took them out to bake around 4pm the following day. You’ll be surprised by how much the almonds soak up! Then I places them on a baking sheet, sprinkled them with salt and put them in to back at 375. I first did 10 minutes, but the almonds were still more chewy than crunchy. I put them back in for about 15-20 more minutes and they were great!
They don’t pack the intense vinegar flavor that the blue diamond kind does, but it’s in there. Ideally I’d make a vinegar paste that coats the almonds. I may try mixing in a bit of almond flour to make the paste next time. I don’t have any pictures, because they look like almonds and I’m pretty sure we all know what almonds look like.
Have you made any flavored nut recipes?