Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | February 15, 2016

Cochineal Bugs

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The cochineal colour brushed on the receipt (recipe) for Millefruit Biscuits, came from my tin of cochineal scales (Dactylopius coccus).  The scales, which live on the prickly cactus,  produce carminic acid (a red dye) to repel their predator ants.

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