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Zest is a food ingredient that is prepared by scraping or cutting from the rind of unwaxed citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, citron, and lime. Zest is used to add flavor to foods.
In terms of fruit anatomy, the zest is obtained from the flavedo (exocarp) which is also referred to as zest. The flavedo and white pith (albedo) of a citrus fruit together makes up its peel. The amounts of both flavedo and pith are variable among citrus fruits, and may be adjusted by the manner in which they are prepared. Citrus peel may be used fresh, dried, candied, or pickled in salt.
Orange-Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 24 large cookies
1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened but still firm
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups rolled (not quick) oats (may be labeled old-fashioned oats)...
I had resolved to only post up recipes I would eat in the near future, but these rye and orange cookies/biscuits took my fancy. It won't be difficult to adapt them to bring dairy free or vegan if needed. Using an tasteless oil instead of the butter will make them dairy free quite easily and...