Almond paste is a prepared product made of ground blanched
almonds, sugar and an ingredient, such as glucose, glycerin
or corn syrup, to keep it pliable. It is used to make decorations
and as an ingredient in confections and baked goods. Almond
extract is often added to the paste to intensify the flavor.
Almond paste is available in cans and plastic tubes in most
large supermarkets or gourmet food markets. After opening,
wrap the container tightly and store it in the refrigerator.