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Calories in Amaretto Liqueur
Amaretto cookies calorie content generally depends on the brand and size. The typical 2.5 oz Amaretto cookie has a calorie value of 240 kcal. Amaretto can also be used in cakes, giving it a hint of almond flavor. Calories present in amaretto cakes range from 300 to 465 kcal per serving. There are several recipes for cooking with Amaretto available online. Chestnut Amaretto Soup is one such delectable recipe. You first have to roast the chestnuts on a pan. Then sauté the onions, celery and garlic and add the chestnuts and chicken/vegetable broth to it. Pour in a little amaretto with the nutmeg, cream, salt and pepper. Serve the soup hot and its better enjoyed in the cool winters.
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Using Amaretto in desserts and baking has been a tradition for a long time now. The nutty almond flavor lends itself to many desserts such as biscuits, puddings, cakes, and ice cream. Amaretto can also be used to add flavor to meats such as pork and seafood dishes. If you plan to use Amaretto in any of your recipes, pour with a light hand, as the taste can be fairly strong. Amaretto cookies originated from Italy and are often served with coffee or at teatime.
While Amaretto may have an almond taste and aroma, it surprisingly may not contain any almonds. The base of this drink is actually made up of apricot pits. At times peach or cherry pits may also be used. The oil of these kernels is then blended with alcohol, different fruits, herbs, spices, and brown sugar to make up this tasty drink. Added to this are various spices and flavors. The honey colored Amaretto has a smooth consistency along with a slightly bitter after taste. In fact, the word Amaretto in Italian means ‘slightly bitter’ or ‘somewhat bitter.’
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|