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Almond butter in a foodprocessor

Almond butter

I made almond butter today. Why because I wanted to try to it kept showing up in contemporary and medieval recipes.
Nowadays we make almond butter as a healthy butter substitute. However in medieval times they made it for lent.

In the middle ages on fast days, Christians were not allowed to eat animal products (from mammals that is), such as butter. The alternatives were mostly olive oil for cooking and almond butter for other uses. In Denmark and the rest of Northern Europe, this coursed problems as both were expensive imports.

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An old wooden scoop filled with salted almonds

Salted Almonds – a wonderful and easy snack

If I need a quick and easy snack for an event or for friends coming over, salted almonds is my go to recipe. They don’t require much effort and everyone loves them. The recipe scales well and the almonds are crisp and salty and perfect!

Today I made salted almonds while eating breakfast. The almonds are to be served with the samples of wine we serve at the medieval marked in Viborg this weekend – a reenactor event. This year I want to try to make it over the campfire when I run out – which I will. It should be easy to do.

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