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      Title: Old Fashioned Homemade Almond Paste
      Yield: 2 Pounds
      1 lb Blanched almonds
      3 tb Fresh lemon juice
      1 c  Water
      2 c  Sugar
  Force blanched almonds through fine blade of food
  chopper 4 times, or whirl in electric blender. Add
  lemon juice. Cook water and sugar until candy
  thermometer registers 240F or until it forms the
  soft ball stage. Add to ground almonds. MIx well.
  When cool enough to handle, knead until smooth.
  Cool. Pack in jar; cover, and store in
  refrigerator for at least 1 week to ripen. 
  Makes about 2 pounds. 
  **NOTE** If almond paste is too stiff to handle
  after storage, place in top part of double boiler
  and heat over hot, not boiling, water unti
  sufficiently soft to handle. Use in cookies,
  coffee cakes or in other pastries and desserts.

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