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I am making a lot of almond milk. What can be done with the leftover pulp?
03-10-2005, 03:34 PM
I am really looking forward to answers to this one as well as I am making a lot of almond milk.
I have dehydrated it and then ground it down in the blender to make an almond flower. There are a few gourmet recipes using this. But this is quite labour intensive and doesn't suit busy lives (or people without dehydrators! - having said that, I did leave some in a bowl for a couple of days and it was quite crunchy - nautrally dried)
I have also found it makes excellent bird food - and if my dog gets to it first, she highly rates it as well :)
03-10-2005, 03:51 PM
A few ideas:
Blended soup/ sauce thickener
Added to homemade granola or cereal
Add to cookies/ cakes/ crackers either as flour or to add a bit of crunch and protein
Pie crust w/ dates to bind and sweeten
Add to nut pate 50/50 with unused nuts to save $$
Let dry and top banana ice cream or sorbet sundaes
03-10-2005, 04:02 PM
Great ideas PixieGreen!
Also, I read somewhere that it can be dried (if you own a dehydrator and are into dehydrated stuff) and made into an almond "flour" to be used for various recipes.
03-10-2005, 04:24 PM
oh, yes. i must remind myself to find this recipe. i have a recipe for bread that calls for almond pulp leftover from almond milk-making.
i will try try try to remember to look for this when i get home tonight.
03-10-2005, 04:51 PM
Raw Almond Pulp Makes The bestfacial /hand/ And Body Scrub!!!!!
03-11-2005, 02:14 PM
Bread from Leftover Almond Meal (yep, that is the official title!):
6 cups almond meal (from almond milk-making)
2 cups flax meal (about 1 1/4 cups whole flax seeds ground in blender or grinder)
1 cup olive oil
1 tsp celtic sea salt
Put everything in a bowl and mix with your hands. Place some of the batter in between 2 Teflex sheets or parchment paper and roll with a rolling pin until 1/4" thick. Cut into bread-sized pieces with a dull knife or use cookie cutters. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 6-8 hrs.
Variation: add raisins, dates and cinnamon to make cinnamon bread.
I haven't tried this recipe yet...but, gosh it looks so easy. guess i need to get some almond milk made to have the almond meal leftover to make this :). tho actually, i am quite sure that you could make it with ground almonds. the oil is obviously added for texture and it adds back in what oils are no longer in the nuts from the milk-making. but, if you just used whole, ground almonds you could make this using less olive oil, experimenting with the amount.
Hmmm, another variation I am thinking of: use golden flax seeds and add italian seasoning....and, voila! rawcoccia! ;)
03-12-2005, 02:41 AM
In my newsletter under Ancient Beauty Secrets, I explain that almond pulp is the perfect exfoliant for face, hands, feet, and body. If you mix it with a little honey, it will be even easier to use, and the honey is a wonderful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and humectant (moisturizer).
Also, almond pulp can be mixed with dates, and a little vanilla and dehydrated into a cookie type that is quite good.
Victoria Boutenko takes an almond and date crust then tops it with almond pulp, then tops that with fresh fruit, then more almond pulp, then more fruit and she calls it a cheesecake, it is very good. If you care to, you can add some vanilla and dates, or fruit to the almond pulp mixture.
You can take almond pulp and carrot pulp and add some vanilla and carob and make a cake mixture with it. That is quite good. Top with a nut/date/fruit juice mixture as a frosting and it is superb.
I read once that you can make almond milk twice from the same pulp. I actually tried this the last time I made it, and it worked great. You just add more water to the almond pulp, let sit about one hour, and pour through a nutmilk bag, and sqeeze out again.
I didn't think this would work, but what did I have to loose? So, I tried it, and it was indeed really great.
03-12-2005, 07:21 AM
What great ideas, thank you Ole for asking the question. I can't believe I have been throwing the pulp onto the compost - and so expensive :eek:
I have some almonds soaking now and really looking forward to trying some of these ideas
03-12-2005, 09:32 AM
At our latest raw potluck, a person brought cookies made from leftover almond pulp. She added olive oil and salt to the pulp and dehydrated. The cookies were about 1/8-1/4 inch thick - they reminded me of the pie dough cookies we had years ago.
We spread thick carob pudding on them as frosting and there were really good.
03-12-2005, 02:10 PM
Pizza - Licious Cracker
by Rhio From forthcoming book "Hooked on Raw"
1 cup of almond pulp
1/2 cup golden flaxseed
1 small zucchini or cucmber
1/4 cup onion
1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt
Blend well in food processor. If need be add a tsp
of water at a time, so as not to add too much water.
Transfer dough to lined dehydrator tray. Mold with
hands in circle or square approx. 1/8 to 1/4 inch
Put dough into dehydrator at 95 degrees F overnight
or until dry. Left to really dry it will form crackers.
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