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Preheat oven to 170°C (340°F).
You can buy pistachios already
with their skins removed (the green ones on the left in the photo), or still in their skins (usually cheaper).
Stage 2 -
For this recipe the pistachios need to have the skins removed, so if you need to do this, plunge them for 2 minutes into boiling water. Drain, then slip off the skins, which should now be quite easy.
Stage 3 -
Stage 4 -
Stage 5 -
When this temperature has been reached, tip the pistachios all at once into the pan.
Stage 6 -
Then stir with a
. After a few seconds the mixture should become grainy.
If this does not happen immediately it is because the sugar has not reached 120°C (250°F) yet. Don't worry, just keep stirring for a while longer until the change occurs.
When the mixture has turned grainy (like in the photo), stop stirring, remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Stage 7 -
Tip the cooled contents of the pan into a blender or food processor.
Stage 8 -
Blend until it becomes evenly ground and green: pistachio powder.
If you wish to use this powder for flavouring biscuits, a cake or a cream for example, use as it is. The powder is quite easy to incorporate.
Stage 9 -
If you want pistachio paste, to fill chocolates for example, it's useless to blend any longer as, unlike
, it will not turn into a paste like this.
All that's needed is the addition of a little egg-white (as for
) to bind the powder.
Stage 10 -
The paste is best kept refrigerated, preferably spread into sort of flat cake, and wrapped in
. Keep the powder at room temperature in an airtight jar.
You will note that this recipe, unlike many others, does not contain almonds, just pistachios and sugar.
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