December 26, 2012 |
The Institute of Domestic Technology presents the cooking series Tuesdays @ Greystone -- monthly workshops taught in the vintage kitchen of the historic Beverly Hills mansion -- and its 2013 class roster kicks off with "Peanut Butter & Jelly: Updated!" on Jan. 8. Instructor Kevin West of Saving the Season is updating the childhood classic combo of PB&J and will teach students how to make his recipe for Time to Kill blood orange marmalade and homemade almond butter. Class will wrap up with an almond butter and marmalade sandwich on freshly baked bread.
October 18, 2012
Almond meal can generally be found at well-stocked markets in the Los Angeles area. But occasionally I'll hear from a reader who can't seem to find it at any local stores. No worries. Almond meal (or flour) is nothing more than ground almonds. Simply pulse the almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Be careful not to pulse too much, however, or you'll end up with more of a spread, or almond butter. Either regular (skin on) or blanched almonds are fine. If you have any kitchen tips or questions you'd like me to explore, leave a comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . ALSO: Go behind the scenes at the Test Kitchen 155 recipes for your favorite restaurant dishes Browse hundreds of recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen You can find Noelle Carter on Facebook , Google+ , Twitter and Pinterest . Email Noelle at email@example.com .
September 25, 2012 |
The peanut butter recall that started this past weekend with a salmonella-linked product sold at Trader Joe's has now been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and almond butters, according to producer Sunland Inc. The New Mexico-based company manufactured and packaged the Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter that regulators have since connected to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states, including California. Sunland this week said its voluntary recall now also includes 76 varieties of almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products.
August 1, 1985 |
Question: I have a lot of blanched almonds that I purchased at a good price recently. Please tell me how to make almond butter. Can I use it like peanut butter? Answer: Yes, almond butter can be used like peanut butter. Popular in cookies and as a sandwich spread, it is also adaptable for baked goods, candy, ice cream, granola bars and yogurt. The commercial almond butters come in smooth and crunchy forms with new flavor variations of honey-cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut.
September 12, 1985 |
Dinner time is usually a long time away for children who arrive home from school as early as 3 p.m. But a made-ahead treat that children heat in the microwave can ensure that they are eating right, even when you're away. Most of today's health-conscious parents will want to provide healthy snacks for their after-school munchers but may find that today's children look cautiously at concoctions of celery, peanut butter and the like.
April 11, 2001 |
These elegantly designed Easter gift baskets are filled with eight trompe-l'oeil patisserie eggs nestled in a basket of green Easter grass and fresh spring flowers. A solid chocolate bunny stands in the center. The eggs are made of almond-flavored butter pastry with butter-cream centers and rolled in a variety of colored sugars. Easter bunny basket, $35, plus delivery charges in Los Angeles area only. Fraiche Fine Gifts, 8361 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, or order by phone, (323) 655-2880.