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    I've blanched my own almonds, but discovered that the last lot I did a few weeks ago have gone mouldy.they were in an airtight container. If I grind them will they still mould?
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    Sorry, I have no idea.
    However, we grow our own hazelnuts and once shelled we dry roast them in a frying pan.
    Seems to bring out the flavour and dry them out.

    (We have also stored them in brandy after dry roasting!)

    Can you do this with almonds?
    Might be worth checking?
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    If you blanch your own almonds you should only do enough to use straight away. The ones that you buy already blanched have gone through some sort of drying process after the skins have been removed which is why they will not go mouldy. Yes they will still go mouldy if you grind them.
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    Too late was the cry! Lots of almond cake this week then Thanks all
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    Couldn't you grind and then freeze them????
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    How about freezing them until you're ready to use them?

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    I've made an almond and raspberry tray bake. The other take away container full I'll probably freeze in 50g bags. I'm buying it after that, it's too much hassle if it doesn't keep!
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