For those who bake, Pure Almond Extract’s use in a wide range of recipes–from cookies to cakes to pies to pastries–and its ability to complement vanilla, chocolate, maple or butterscotch has made it a kitchen necessity. But, this extract can be used in an ever-expanding host of delicious possibilities. For instance, almond has a special affinity for fruit and sweetly embraces raspberries, strawberries, peaches, raisins and plums. Or, use a little in salad dressings, sauces, custards or ice cream to give them that special, sweetly aromatic flavor.
The culinary possibilities and flavor combinations for our full-depth Pure Chocolate Extract are endless. While it adds an extra measure of chocolate richness to dishes that have a chocolate base, it can also add subtle distinction to sauces (especially moles) and chilies. The flavor pairs nicely with chile peppers, tomatoes, legumes and vanilla. And, it goes without saying that chocolate works magical wonders in beverages and desserts.
1 Tbs. Chocolate Extract + 1 tsp. Sugar = ½ oz. Semi-sweet Chocolate.
Pure Coffee Extract
Use this rich coffee flavor to accentuate chocolate, add nuance to vanilla and enhance the tastes of recipes across the culinary spectrum. Our Pure Coffee Extract lends richness and distinction to frozen desserts, baked goods and cocoa. Yet, it can also delight in savory dishes, such as soups, stews, tomato sauces, gravies and salsas. Another advantage is that ground coffee and beans lose their flavor quickly, making it difficult to keep on hand. Our Pure Coffee Extract lasts for three years, meaning you can use the exact amount your recipe calls for and then store it at room temperature until you need it again.
1 tsp. Coffee Extract + ¼ cup Water = ¼ cup Brewed Coffee
Pure Lemon Extract
Our always-in-season Pure Lemon Extract beautifully fits on both sides of the sweet and savory divide. On the sweet side, enjoy it in beverages, cakes, cookies and bars, gelatin, frozen desserts, jams and jellies, fillings and frostings, and pies and pastries. Then on the savory side, use it in any number of fish, pork, chicken, rice and vegetable recipes. Our lemon extract provides the added advantage of convenience–no need for zesting or juicing.
½ tsp. Lemon Extract = 1 Tbs. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Lemon Extract = 1 tsp. Lemon Zest
Pure Orange Extract
The bright, sunny taste of the finest-quality oranges complements a range of foods and flavors. Try our Pure Orange Extract in rice, chicken and fish dishes or as a citrusy addition to your salad dressings. Of course, anyone who’s ever chopped up a fruit salad knows of the orange’s ability to play exceptionally nicely with the other fruits, so use our extract in jams, marmalades, fruit pies and sauces or over strawberries, pineapple, kumquats and other fruits. Not to be forgotten though is orange’s place in desserts, such as custards, ice creams, sherbets, gelatins, cakes and cookies.
½ tsp. Orange Extract = 2 Tbs. Fresh Orange Juice
1 tsp. Orange Extract = 1 tsp. Orange Zest
Orange Blossom Water
Made from a distillate of the Seville bitter orange, our Orange Blossom Water is most often an ingredient in Persian, Arabic, Indian and Turkish dishes. Consider it also for custards, puddings, cakes, cookies, candies and other confections. The orange blossom’s natural, sweet flavor pairs nicely with vanilla, almond, cream, lemon and other citrus flavors. For overall well-being, spritz a little into the air where its pleasant aroma can act as a calming restorative.
Pure Peppermint Extract
Pure Peppermint Extract is most often thought of in conjunction with the winter holidays and nostalgic recollections of snowy family gatherings featuring peppermint cookies, bark, candy canes or ice cream. But, why deprive yourself of this unique flavor and its subtle mixture of warm and cool sensations the rest of the year? You can use it to flavor teas, enhance fruit salads or complement chocolate or vanilla in cakes, ice creams and icings. Peppermint is also a surprising, yet delectable, accompaniment to savory dishes, such as lamb, pork and poultry.
The delicate floral notes of our Rose Water, which is a steam distillate of the purest rose petals, are perfect for Middle-Eastern and Indian dishes as well as such Greek delicacies as baklava. Rose Water also imparts wonderful accents to rice puddings, cookies and French pastry glazes and creams. To try something truly special, flavor sugar with it and then use it on any number of pastries or in your tea. Speaking of beverages, the rose water works wonderfully in sweetened hot water or milk. As for pairings, the sweet-scented water has an affinity for vanilla, cream, strawberries, dark and white chocolate, rice and even mild cheeses, such as cream cheese or Brie.
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