Walnut paste

Walnut paste
Very similar to marzipan (almond paste) in method, walnut paste is very tasty.
294K 3.6/5 based on 38 reviews
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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PreparationStart to finish
14 min.14 min.

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Stage 1 - 2 min.
Walnut paste
Weight 150 g walnut kernels.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Walnut paste
Put them in the food processor with 150 g icing sugar.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Walnut paste
Switch on food processor, and as soon as walnuts are reduced to a powder, add egg white...

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Walnut paste
...a spoonful at a time, until paste starts to gather together.

Finish with your hand, gathering all the paste into a ball.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Walnut paste
Shape the ball into a thick disc, wrap in plastic film and keep in the fridge.
Walnut paste is very tasty. It's a delight, but if it seems too strong for you, you can make "Walnut-almond paste" instead by replacing half the weight of walnuts with ground almonds.
Several weeks in the fridge, folded in plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,596 Kcal or 6,682 Kj24 gr173 gr90 gr
80 %9 %16 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
484 Kcal or 2,026 Kj7 gr52 gr27 gr
24 %3 %5 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Nuts, Egg
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  • For 300 g : 3.73 €

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  • Adding sugar with the nuts helps grind them aiding in the paste process
    Posted by Cat november 4th 2016 at 16:39 n° 6
  • Sorry, no idea what it is, never seen that.
    Posted by jh october 30th 2016 at 11:33 n° 5
  • I remember some walnut pettitfours that were very dark in colour, not exceedingly sweet, with half a walnit on top and finished with a clear,thin hard sugar glaze. Have never found a recipe for them. MOST yummy. Can you advise about how to make same? Thanks Zoe
    Posted by Zoe october 28th 2016 at 11:57 n° 4
  • Thanks for this recipe--I definitely don't like almond paste (marzipan) and didn't realize until now that one could use walnuts instead. I intend to try to make an Irish Christmas fruitcake. At the end of the process, it calls for covering the cake with "almond paste" and royal icing, so I will instead cover mine with walnut paste.

    Cheers, Talia
    Posted by Talia december 3rd 2014 at 06:06 n° 3
  • Yes, make it sweeter and also the texture of the paste. You can try to reduce it, but I'm not sure that omit it will give you a pretty result.
    Start your try with no sugar, see what you got, then add some sugar or substitute and see what's happen.
    Good luck.
    Posted by jh may 2nd 2011 at 09:07 n° 2
  • What is the purpose of icing sugar in the recipe? Just make it sweeter? Can I omit it or use other substitute? Thanks. A diabetes person.
    Posted by Anonymous may 2nd 2011 at 05:36 n° 1
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