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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

Deep-Fried Watermelon Rind – Vegan & Gluten-Free

Who thought that kitchen scraps can taste so delicious? Make deep-fried watermelon rind with the part of the fruit that you’d usually toss! Deep-fried watermelon rind is healthier than French fries and just as delicious!

Deep-Fried Watermelon Rind - Vegan And Gluten-Free

The deep-fried watermelon rind is inspired by Indian pakoras. I used my vegan batter as coating for the watermelon rind – so the fried watermelon rind is vegan and you can make it gluten-free if you want. Continue reading Deep-Fried Watermelon Rind – Vegan & Gluten-Free

Candied Watermelon Rind

Candied watermelon rind makes a refreshing, lemony treat! Yes, watermelon rind that you’d usually throw away is edible! 😉 It takes some time to make candied watermelon rind – you first have to soak the watermelon rind in salted water, boil it until tender and then candy it – but the end result is totally worth it!

I adapted an Edwardian recipe for candied watermelon rind – below is the original and the adapted recipe.

Candied Watermelon Rind Recipe Continue reading Candied Watermelon Rind

Leftover Rice Pudding Souffle – Use Up That Leftover Overcooked Rice!

This leftover rice pudding souffle is a delicious comfort food, quick to make and perfect to use up leftover or overcooked rice.

Leftover Rice Pudding Souffle - Use Up That Leftover Overcooked Rice!

The overcooked rice was actually for my puppy whose stomach was upset (pictures and video of my puppy on her instagram account). But she didn’t like the rice so I made her Moro’s carrot soup instead – which is amazing by the way! – and had overcooked mushy rice leftover. Inspired by rice chiffon cakes I came up with this leftover rice pudding souffle. The rice souffle is so yummy that I’ll definitely make it again! Continue reading Leftover Rice Pudding Souffle – Use Up That Leftover Overcooked Rice!

Naturally Colored Polka Dot Cake Without A Cake Pop Maker

Naturally Colored Polka Dot Cake Without A Cake Pop Maker

This naturally colored polka dot cake is made from scratch with only natural flavorings and homemade natural food colorings. You don’t even need a cake pop pan to make a polka dot cake – I’ll show you how to make polka dots without a cake pop maker with leftover stale cake! Continue reading Naturally Colored Polka Dot Cake Without A Cake Pop Maker

Edible Moss Or Grass With Natural Green Food Coloring

Edible Moss Or Grass With Natural Green Food Coloring

Edible moss or grass is easy to make at home. Usually, edible moss is colored with artificial food coloring but here I’ll show you how you can easily make edible moss or grass with homemade natural green food coloring. Below you’ll find edible grass and moss that is naturally colored with kale, sunflower seeds, green peas and spinach. Continue reading Edible Moss Or Grass With Natural Green Food Coloring

Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops – With Natural Food Coloring

Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops With Natural Food Coloring

Aren’t they cute? These strawberry-shaped cake pops are made with homemade marshmallows, leftover stale cake, and naturally colored with beetroot! Continue reading Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops – With Natural Food Coloring