Saturday, October 29, 2011

Homemade Orange Extract

Tailing on the last post, here is a brief recipe for orange extract.  Just like vanilla extract, orange extract can be quite expensive.  But it can be a wonderful flavor addition to many baked goods, especially those that include other fruit.  Or chocolate.

So with the holiday baking season fast approaching, I decided to get a batch started.  Plus we still have to kill off that bottle of nasty-ass vodka.

You will need:

1 cup vodka
1/4 cup hot water
The zest of 2 oranges
One glass, seal-able jar large enough to hold ingredients.

Wash and sterilize glass jar.  Let dry and set aside.

Wash the oranges well.  Zest the oranges, being sure to not scrape down into the white pith.

  Mix zest and hot water in the glass jar.  Let steep for at least 10 minutes.

Pour in vodka.  Seal with lid and give a good shake.  Extract will be ready for use in one week.

It will kind of look like Tang.  With pulp.  Mmmm.

- The Pink One

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