Love the taste of oatmeal cookies? What if you could put that amazing flavor into any recipe? Homemade ice cream? Gelato? A chocolate cake? With Amoretti Oatmeal Cookie Artisan Flavor you can. Even though, our oatmeal flavor is designed for cold applications such as ice cream, gelato and yogurt, you can also use it for cooking, baking, or any other purpose you might imagine. We decided to do a little write-up on the history of our current top-selling artisan flavor. Check out what we’ve learned about this age-old treat:
- The oatmeal cookie was born when Rome tried to conquer England. What?! Let us break this down for you: Long before they were invaded, the English and Scottish had been in the habit of eating oatmeal cakes. At the time, the Romans believed that oats were only for horses – not fit for human consumption. However, as the battles went on for much longer than they “should” have, the Romans began to realize that the oat-toting northerners may be onto something. The Romans began using oats, themselves, and the oatmeal cookie – in a very loose form – was born!
- It wasn’t until the 19th century, when oatmeal had spread to the majority of the world, that the “real” oatmeal cookie came about.
- We say “oatmeal,” you say… raisin! This iconic pair was first recorded in the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book in 1896. It is attributed to Fannie Merritt Farmer. Nuts, dates, figs, and other fruits are also popular in oatmeal cookies.
- April 30th is National Oatmeal Cookie Day (just missed it!). With our oatmeal artisan flavor, you can enjoy this treat any time of the year.
- Those who don’t cook often might be surprised to learn just how many non-baked goods contain oats. Many meatloaf recipes, for example, call for rolled oats!
- By the way, “oats” is something of a misnomer. There are many varieties of oats and many forms in which they’re available, including steel-cut, groats, quick-cooking, old-fashioned, and more.
In the mood for some oatmeal? Grab a bowl of oats, two bottles of our delicious coffee syrups, and make your own Amoretti Butterscotch Maple Oatmeal. Or – even better – use Amoretti Oatmeal Cookie Artisan Flavor to make your own oatmeal cookie-flavored treats. When you use Amoretti artisan ingredients, it’s hard to go wrong.
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