A recipe called for blanched almonds. I had raw. So, instead of going to the store to buy blanched almonds, I explored how to process the almonds myself. So now, I’ve discovered that when it comes to blanching almonds: there is nothing to it! You simply boil some water in a saucepan and then drop the raw almonds into the water, boil (blanch) for a minute and then pour off the water and place the almonds on a clean kitchen towel. Then just slip the skins by sort of ‘pinching’ the almond between your fingers – the skin just slides right off. Easy!
Later, I will share with you the recipe that called for blanched almonds.