Learn what blanched almonds are and how to blanch almonds right at home. This method is quick, easy and much cheaper than buying them at the store.
Cuisine: international, Mexican
Author: Nancy Lopez & MexicanMadeMeatless.com
1/4cupalmondwith their skin on and unsalted
1cupice cold water
Heat up the water either on the stove or in the microwave -- be very careful not to burn yourself. Place the almonds in a heat safe container then pour the boiling water over them. Allow to sit for 2 minutes, just long enough to be able to peel away their skin.
Drain the almonds and pour ice cold water over them. Begin sliding off the skin from the almonds. It would come off quite easily. If your almonds are a bit older they may require longer sitting with the hot water. Test after two minutes and if the skin isn't loosened then let sit another minute or two. But be careful that they will start to soften, it can be a problem for some recipes but not all.
Ready to use as desired. Do check out my Vegan Crema, Almond Cheese and Almond Milk recipes.