Tiger Nut Balls / Tiger Nøttekuler

A 3.500 year old sweet recipe found on historyextra.com
Tiger Nut Balls / Tiger Nøttekuler

In every issue of BBC History Magazine, picture editor Sam Nott brings you a recipe from the past. In this article, Sam recreates a healthy snack thought to have been enjoyed in Egypt around 3,500 years ago.

Sam Not writes: If you, like me, have a sweet tooth but are trying to be healthier then try tiger nut balls.

I found lots of references to this being one of the first Egyptian recipes that we know of, found written on an ancient ostraca (inscribed broken pottery) dating back to 1600 BC. Although I haven’t found a definitive source for this (or why tiger nut balls don’t contain tiger nuts!) they sounded too delicious to pass over. As your average ancient Egyptian seems to have had a very sweet tooth and often added dates and honey to desserts, I like to think that this is a sweet that would have been made thousands of years ago.

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Confectionery Squares / Konfektbiter

A delicious chewy chocolate cake recipe  from “Sjokolade”  (Chocolate) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1984
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Dill and Walnut Yogurt / Dill og Valnøtt Yoghurt

A classic English appetizer recipe found in
“Harrods Cookery Book” published in 1985

Dill and Walnut Yogurt / Dill og Valnøtt Yoghurt

This yogurt may be served as an appetizer with pita bread or as an accompaniment to spicy rice dishes.

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Italian Torrone / Italiensk Torrone

An Italian speciality found in “European Favourites”
by Carol Wright published by Collins in 1973

Italian Torrone / Italiensk Torrone

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Walnut Milk / Valnøttmelk

A recipe for a dairy free milk found on bhg.com
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Silky nut milks are a great alternative to traditional dairy milks
and are surprisingly simple to make.
For a smoother milk, strain with a cheesecloth.

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Anne of Green Gable’s Nut Cake / Anne of Green Gables Nøttekake

A recipe inspired by the literature found on
World Turn’d Upside Down
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Stephanie Ann Farra who runs ‘World Turn’d Upside Down‘ writes: For this challenge, I decided to make the nut cake with pink icing and walnuts from Anne of Avonlea. It was a hard decision, I was considering making something from Les Miserables or Wuthering Heights as they were both books where food played a major role in the plot.  But I Love the Anne of Green Gables series and wanted to make this cake a few years back but hadn’t gotten around to it.

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The Christmas Recipes – Part 19

The Christmas Recipes – Part 19

 

Cherry & Walnut Cookies / Kirsebær & Valnøtt Kaker

Cherry & Walnut Cookies /
Kirsebær & Valnøtt Kaker

Small Chicken Pâtés / Små Kyllingposteier

Small Chicken Pâtés / Små Kyllingposteier

Somerset Chicken / Somersetkylling

An English chicken recipe found in “Fjærfe på Menyen”
(Poultry on the Menu) published by
Den Norske Bokklubben in 1984
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Healthy Apple-Walnut Muffins / Sunne Eple/Valnøtt Muffins

A recipe from a card in the “Great American Home Baking” collecting published in 1992
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Made with no added fat or sugar, these tasty muffins use fruit and buttermilk to keep them moíst.

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Karídopita – Greek Walnut Cake / Gresk Valnøttkake

A really juicy cake recipe found on oetker.no
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traditional badge ethnic speciality_flatKaridopita is a cake with grated walnuts, soaked with honey  and anise liqueur.

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Pizza al Gorgonzola – Pizza with Gorgonzola and Walnuts / Pizza med Gorgonzola og Valnøtter

A classic recipe from ”Pizza” a book in the “Kjøkkenbiblioteket”  (Kitchen Library) series published by Aventura Forlag in 1992.
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traditional badge italian_flatThis pizza with blue cheese and walnuts is one of Italy’s classics. Server it for dinner with a glass of red or port wine. If you want a milder type of blue cheese than gorgonzola, use the blue cheese that you like best. Camembert and brie can also be used, and walnuts can be replaced with almonds or pecans.

After I got hold of this book I’ve been surprised at how beatifully simple most classic Italian pizzas are. This one has got only four ingredients if you count the olive oil, if not there are three. Gorgonzola, walnuts and grated lemon zest. And still it looks mouth wateringly delicious – Ted

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Rum and Walnut Gugelhopf / Rom og Valnøtt Gugelhopf

A classic cake recipe found in
“Harrods Cookery Book” published in 1985

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The name Gugelhopf, or Kugelhopf, is derived from the shape of the fluted ring mold used, kugel meaning ball. This recipe has been adapted to be made in a bundt pan.

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Gaelic Truffles / Galliske Trøfler

A delicious sweets recipe found in
“Harrods Cookery Book” published in 1985

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These truffles may be made with Scotch or Irish whiskey. Roll them
in chopped walnuts, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, grated chocolate or chocolate sprinkles. Homemade truffles make an
ideal  gift when presented in a pretty box.

Treat yourself to a trip to Harrods’ foodie pages

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Cinnamon Cake / Kanelkake

An unusual cake recipe found in “Festmat” (Party Food) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982
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