I just buy Bob's Red Mill as needed.
I have some questions about almond flour: 1. Do the people who use it soak it first? 2. If yes, do you soak almonds, then grind and dehydrate, or do you buy pre-ground flour and soak that? 3. I've heard that the american "raw" almonds sold in the store are not actually raw (maybe that ones from other countries are?), that they've been irradiated or something to prevent sprouting. So what does soaking non-raw raw almonds do, is it still beneficial? My overall question is: what do you guys do for almond flour? My co-op does sell sprouted almonds but they are $12/pound and that is just outside of my budget, so am wondering what my alternatives are.
I shop at Sprouts Farmers Market predominantly and they have a bin filled with Almond Meal. It is like 6 bucks a lb I think. I don't do any soaking or anything.
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Trader Joe's has a decent almond meal product at $4.99/lb
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I buy blanched slivered almonds and then run them through a coffee grinder. If I need a finer texture with less almond taste, I soak that in warm water for about 30 minutes then strain it through double cheesecloth, squeeze it good, then dry it again in a low oven. We drink the almond milk from it and then use the flour for baking. I did this a lot when I make the non-paleo macarons for friends and gifts.
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