kitchen tip: how to blanch almonds

a fun upcoming cookie assignment (stay tuned) called for blanched almonds as apart of the recipe.
for those unfamiliar with the term, a blanched almond is essentially a raw almond with the skin removed.  

rather than rush out to the store to buy this fancy variety, i'm saving a step and blanching them myself.  luckily the process to do so is simple, so as not to overexert myself.

how to blanch almonds

bring a small pot of water to a boil.
add in raw unsalted almonds and allow to boil for 1 minute.
drain immediately and rinse under cold water, drain again.
pat dry and slip the skins off.


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