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30 Historical Recipes With Apricot Kernels, Peach Kernels & Cherry Pits

Noyaux, marzipan, amaretto, kirschwasser, cherry jam – there are a lot of recipes that are made with apricot kernels, peach kernels or cherry pits!

30 Historical Recipes With Apricot Kernels, Peach Leaves & Cherry Pits

Just recently I found out that apricot kernels, cherry pits, peach kernels and peach leaves can be used as natural bitter almond flavoring. ‘Families should always save their peach-kernels, as they can be used in cakes, puddings and custards.’ (Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats, 1836, p. 56) And even if the kernels contain amygdalin, which turns into cyanide in the body, it’s safe to consume food prepared with kernels if it’s cooked or baked before eating (more about it here).

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Homemade Almond Extract – With Almonds Or Apricot Pits

Almond extract is easy and cheap to make at home – it just takes some time! You can use almonds to make homemade almond extract or something that you’d usually throw away: fruit stones!

Homemade Almond Extract - With Almonds Or Apricot Pits

In the past, fruit stones – such as apricot pits, peach kernels and cherry pits – were often used to flavor custard, cake or compote. Real almond extract – also called noyaux – is made with fruit stones. But apricot pits etc. contain a form of cyanide – so if you’re worried about it just make homemade almond extract with almonds! Continue reading Homemade Almond Extract – With Almonds Or Apricot Pits

15+ Watermelon Rind Recipes – Sweet & Savory

Reduce your food waste and turn watermelon rinds into easy, tasty and healthy recipes. More than 15 sweet and savory watermelon rind recipes for you to choose your favorite!

15+ Watermelon Rind Recipes - Sweet & Savory

Stop! Don’t toss that watermelon rind! Yes, watermelon rind is edible – it’s also delicious and healthy (more about the benefits of watermelon rind here). You can juice watermelon rind and use the juice instead of water for lemonade, popsicles or pancakes. You can turn the boring rind into delicious watermelon rind candy, fry it like french fries or use the diced watermelon rind as vegetable in stir-fries.

And my blog name doesn’t have the word ‘historically’ in it for nothing! 😉 Most of the watermelon rind recipes are historical recipes – dating back to the Victorian and Edwardian era! Continue reading 15+ Watermelon Rind Recipes – Sweet & Savory

Victorian Orange Ice Cream – Dairy-Free

A delicious and refreshing homemade ice cream on hot summer days – this Victorian orange ice cream is dairy-free and easy and fast to make with just 4 ingredients!

Victorian Orange Ice Cream

This orange ice cream is a Victorian recipe: it was published in The Home Cook Book in 1877. Give the Victorian orange ice cream a try – it’s so creamy and so delicious, it tastes of summer! And you need just 4 ingredients for the homemade orange ice cream: oranges, sugar, water and egg whites! Continue reading Victorian Orange Ice Cream – Dairy-Free

Cherry Yogurt Ice Cream – Dairy-Free, No Raw Eggs

Cherry yogurt ice cream – a refreshing dessert on hot summer days! This cherry yogurt ice cream with homemade candied cherries is dairy-free and made without raw eggs!

Cherry Yogurt Ice Cream - Dairy-Free, No Raw EggsThis cherry frozen yogurt ice cream is so delicious – creamy, sweet and refreshing – and made completely from scratch! It’s basically a vanilla custard with homemade vanilla sugar, soy yogurt and homemade candied cherries. Continue reading Cherry Yogurt Ice Cream – Dairy-Free, No Raw Eggs

Candied Cherries Recipe – Quick, Easy & Delicious

These homemade candied cherries are quick and easy to make – and they taste much better than the store-bought kind! The candied cherries are made with fresh cherries, not canned cherries or maraschino cherries.

Homemade Candied Cherries

I love candied cherries – but the store-bought ones have such an unnatural color and doesn’t taste like cherry at all! After making candied lemon and orange peel and candied orange slices I thought I’d give homemade candied cherries a try.

And they turned out delicious and I never would’ve thought that candied cherries can be made so quickly and easily at home! All you need for these homemade cherries is pitted cherries, sugar and water. Some candied cherry recipes say to let the cherries soak for up to 14 days in simple syrup but this recipe is quicker: the candied cherries can be done in 1 hour! Continue reading Candied Cherries Recipe – Quick, Easy & Delicious

Homemade Cherry Pie

This homemade cherry pie is so delicious – with a flaky, buttery pie crust from scratch, homemade cherry filling and marzipan crumble on top!

Homemade Cherry Pie

Cherries are not my favorite fruit but this cherry marzipan pie is so yummy! I baked the pie in a large 12-inch (30cm) pie plate that I found while clearing out grandma’s house (more of grandma’s antique treasures on my instagram account). So maybe you’ll have to reduce the amount of dough and cherry filling if you use a regular 9-inch (24cm) pie plate. Continue reading Homemade Cherry Pie

Juneberry Pie – Easy, From Scratch, 4 Ingredients

Juneberry pie tastes a bit like plum pie but so much better! It’s one of the best fruit pies I’ve ever made!

Juneberry Pie - Easy, From Scratch, 4 Ingredients

Juneberries are also called saskatoon and serviceberry. They are edible and so delicious! Juneberries are sweet, fruity and not too sour: They are delicious raw, in pies, jams, muesli and they freeze well. You can harvest juneberries in June: They look like plum-colored mini apples or blueberries and grow on shrubs and small trees.

You only need 4 ingredients for this homemade juneberry pie from scratch: Flour, butter and sugar for the shortcrust pastry and juneberries as pie filling. Juneberries make a delicious pie filling and they are so sweet that you don’t need additional sugar! Continue reading Juneberry Pie – Easy, From Scratch, 4 Ingredients

Banana Pudding From Scratch – Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

Rich, creamy, decadent – this homemade banana pudding from scratch will leave you craving for more!

Banana Pudding From Scratch - Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

This banana pudding from scratch is made with real bananas. No artificial banana flavoring or banana liqueur needed! The banana pudding is egg-free and you can make it vegan if you use soy milk. I can’t eat dairy so I used soy milk but you can use real milk if you want – I bet it tastes just as good! Continue reading Banana Pudding From Scratch – Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan