sauce to serve with cooked beef, poultry or cooked ham.
tablespoons finely grated horseradish
4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 oz. (30 g)
chopped blanched almonds
2 cups milk
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon cream
salt and pepper to
butter and flour and fry for 1 to 2 minutes (do not brown).
milk gradually and stir all the time.
sugar, chopped blanched almonds, salt and pepper and cook for 12 to
15 minutes over very low heat or better in double boiler.
from heat and add grated horseradish.
- In a small bowl mix egg yolk and cream and
add carefully into hot sauce
|The almond is the fruit of Prunus
dulcis Prunus amygdalus,
or Amygdalus communis), belonging to the Prunoideae subfamily of the
The tree appears to be a native of western Asia, Barbary, and Morocco;
but it has been extensively distributed over the warm temperate regions
of the Old World.
It is a tree of moderate size; the leaves are lanceolate, and serrated
at the edges; and it flowers early in spring. The fruit is a drupe,
having a downy outer coat, called the epicarp, which encloses the
reticulated hard stony shell, or "endocarp." The seed is the kernel
which is contained within these coverings.
There are two forms of the plant, the one (with pink flowers) producing
sweet almonds, and the other (with white flowers) producing bitter
almonds. The kernel of the former contains a fixed oil and emulsion. As
late as the early 20th century it was used internally in medicine, with
the stipulation that it must not be adulterated with the bitter almond;
it remains fairly popular in alternative medicine but has fallen out of
prescription among doctors.
The bitter almond is rather broader and shorter than the sweet almond,
and contains about 50% of the fixed oil which also occurs in sweet
almonds. It also contains a ferment emulsion which, in the presence of
water, acts on a soluble glucoside, amygdalin, yielding glucose,
cyanide and the essential oil of bitter almonds or benzaldehyde. Bitter
almonds may yield from 6 to 8% of prussic acid (also known as hydrogen
Extract of bitter almond was once used medicinally but even in small
doses is severe and in larger doses can be deadly; the prussic acid
must be removed before consumption.