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Almond Paste

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of shelled sweet almonds
  • 1/4 pound of bitter almonds
  • 1 jill of rose or orange-flower water
  • 1/2 pound of clear strained honey

Instructions

Blanch the almonds, and beat them in a mortar to a smooth paste, adding by degrees the rose or orange-flower water. Then beat in, gradually, the honey. When the whole is well incorporated, put it into gallipots, pouring on the top of each some orange-flower or rose-water. Keep it closely covered. This is a celebrated cosmetic for the hands.

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Source

Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches (1840).


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