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  • DIY: How to make homemade extracts with fruit and herbs

    5 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Turn fruit and herbs into flavours you can use all year round.
    Words: Jane Wrigglesworth
    If you're an avid cook, you probably use several food extracts in your baking. I frequently use vanilla, almond, peppermint, orange, and lemon extracts in cakes and icing. I've even used coconut extract when a recipe has called for coconut milk, and I didn't have any; just mix coconut extract into plain milk as a great alternative.
    It's easier and cheaper to buy vanilla, almond, and coconut extracts than make your own. But if you have plenty of fruit or herbs, you can easily make other extracts...
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