There are several dishes that contain this unusual ingredient. Your household will surely like them.
If you have fresh apricots at home, prepare a traditional Dagestan cuisine dishwhich is called urbech… This is a nutritious and delicious pasta usually made from nuts or seeds. Apricot kernels are also suitable for its preparation.
Urbech is not only tasty and can satisfy your appetite. This product also has medicinal properties. He is advised to eat those who are recovering from a serious illness or suffer from a breakdown. It is also suitable for people engaged in hard physical and mental labor.
Urbech is an excellent tool that gives a person a boost of energy and restores strength. It is useful to eat it for colds and flu, with the problem of reduced immunity.
However, you should not get too carried away with nut butter. It is very high in calories.
It is supposed to eat no more than 2-3 tablespoons of the product per day.
To prepare apricot urbech, you will need to stock up on the following set of ingredients:
- apricot pits (dried in the oven) – 300 g;
- butter – 40 g;
- liquid honey, preferably buckwheat – 40 g;
- salt – at your discretion.
Cooking this delicious Dagestan dish is easy. It will be necessary to clean the nucleoli from the bony membrane. Then they are placed in a blender bowl and ground until a pasty oily mass is obtained. It should turn out to be viscous and somewhat rough.
The paste from the apricot kernels is transferred to a bowl. Add butter to it. It should be soft. You will need to get the pack out of the refrigerator in advance and keep it warm for some time. You can speed up the process by melting the butter in a water bath.
Mix the contents of the bowl thoroughly until smooth. Then liquid honey is introduced. At the end, you will need to lightly salt the resulting mixture. Grains of salt accentuate the sweetness of the honey and enhance the flavor of the dish.
The finished urbech should turn out to be thick and viscous. It is spread on a loaf, toast, buns, cookies. You can add some product to chocolate desserts and baked goods.
Store the finished urbech in the refrigerator in a glass container. Staying in the cold will make it thicker. However, this will not make Urbech worse. It will still be just as easy to spread on bread.
Apricots, including seeds, and melons can be cooked delicious cold dessert, which will perfectly refresh in the hot summer season. This will be an unusual ice cream.
To prepare it, you will need to stock up on the following ingredients:
- large fresh apricots – 7-10 pcs.;
- dried kernels taken from apricot kernels – 30 g;
- melon – 100 g.
Making a cold treat is easy. You will need to peel the melon and cut its flesh into cubes. The apricots are washed, pitted, cut into pieces. Place the chopped melon pulp and apricot pieces in a blender bowl. Interrupt the contents of the bowl in mashed potatoes. It should be smooth and creamy. It can be made sweeter by adding honey or sugar to taste.
Apricot kernels are added to the puree. Stir. Lay out the mixture in molds. Send them to the freezer for 4 hours. Ice cream is served in portions, garnished with apricot halves and mint leaves.
Having apricot pits on hand can please your loved ones unusual cookies… To prepare it, you will need to stock up on the following ingredients:
- sugar – 200 g;
- flour – 30 g;
- egg whites – 2 pcs.;
- almonds – 80 g;
- with apricot kernels – 40 g.
Cookies are prepared step by step:
- Grind into a paste using a blender, almonds and apricot kernels.
- Beat the whites with sugar separately. You should get a lush foam.
- The protein mass is added to the nut paste. Mix thoroughly.
- Add flour. Mix again. You should get a dough of a uniform consistency, reminiscent of sour cream in density.
- Grease a baking sheet with butter. Spread the dough on it with a spoon to make small cakes.
- Each cake is sprinkled with crushed almonds and decorated with an apricot kernel.
- The baking sheet is placed in the oven (+190 ⁰С) for 15-20 minutes.
Serve unusual cookies for tea or coffee.
Original dishes with the addition of apricot kernels will surprise your loved ones and will surely please them.
From the editor. Do not use traditional medicine for healing without first consulting your doctor and if you have a history of any allergic reactions!
Apricot kernels can contain hydrocyanic acid and cause poisoning. They are contraindicated in pregnant women and children under 5 years of age.