Homemade Almond Extract

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Introduction: Homemade Almond Extract

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Another great cost saving extract recipe. Make one batch and then do it again in a month that way you don't run out. Kept in the right conditions, extracts should last you indefinitely.

Step 1: Ingredients

1 cup of vodka or clear rum per 1.25oz of raw, unshelled almonds.

Step 2: Blanch

Put the almonds in a bowl and bring a cup of water to a boil. Pour the boiling water over the almonds and let them sit for about a minute.

Step 3: Blanching Continued

Quickly put the almonds in a strainer and run under cold water for a few seconds. After this the skin should be easy to remove.

Step 4: Chop

Give the almonds a rough chop and then put them in your bottle. Pour your alcohol over the the almonds.

Step 5: Store

Store the future extract in an airtight bottle in a cupboard or somewhere out of the way. Shake the bottle daily. In about 1-2 months the almond flavor starts to appear, it gets better with age. After a couple of months you can start using the extract, either by pouring off what you need when you need it or straining the almonds and keeping the extract.

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    5 Comments

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    CyberJaws
    CyberJaws

    Reply 9 months ago

    Clear would be best. But technically it should work.

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    LynetteB16
    LynetteB16

    Question 3 years ago on Introduction

    What can I do with the almonds after they've been used in homemade extract? Also, how long can I let the almonds "brew" ?

    Thanks !!

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    VenusC3
    VenusC3

    Answer 11 months ago

    I am waiting for hazelnut extract to "finish". My daughter suggested that we coat the nuts in chocolate once our extract is ready. I would think they might be yummy in a cookie.

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    CyberJaws
    CyberJaws

    Reply 1 year ago

    The longer you leave them the stronger. I'm not sure what to do with them after. They wouldn't be very good. (Sorry for the late reply)