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Recipe : How to Make Orange Extract

This orange extract makes the perfect gift for anyone who bakes or enjoys cocktails

Try this Orange Extract recipe from Chloe's Blog and the farm Bed and Breakfast at Big Mill. It's easy to make and perfect to give as a homemade gift at Christmas or anytime of the year. | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/how-to-make-orange-extract/

I love making gifts for friends, especially at the holiday season. This recipe for homemade orange extract is good any time of year. Just having these extracts on display brightens my kitchen.

And you can make it again next year because friends and family will need more. I like having these exotic extracts sitting around because they are so pretty, they’re so easy to make and they “show well.”

Orange Extract Recipe

Ingredients:

• 4 organic oranges (if possible) otherwise, 4 large oranges (bright colors make the extract prettier) *
• 1 cup vodka

Wash the oranges and pat dry.

Using a citrus twist peeler, make strips of the orange without getting any of the white pith. I use a bartender’s tool called a citrus twist peeler; it is not the same as a zester.

Place the orange strips into a pretty glass jar and cover with vodka. Shake and let this sit for 4-6 weeks in a dark cabinet. If you put it in the window, the pretty orange color of the strips will begin to fade. You can smell and tell if the extract is ready.

After about 3-4 months, I strain out the orange “twists.” If they remain in the mixture too long, it can become bitter.

* You can also make lemon extract using lemon “twists.”  Follow the recipe for Orange Extract, substituting lemons for the oranges.

Be sure to let me know on the Big Mill B&B Facebook page if you tried it and liked it.

Orange Extract recipe makes great gifts for any baker | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/homemade-orange-extract-recipe/

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