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Old 07-17-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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ISO Other ideas on how to use extracts...

My friend who was a professional pastry chef gave me NINE bottles (40 ounce/quart size) of extracts--Amaretto, Poire William, Coffee, etc. I am considering contacting my lawyer to add a codicil (sp) to my will. I don't do a lot of baking--I know I can use them for cookies, cakes, mousses, but what else can I do with these? And, I'm thinking of storing them in the basement...
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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Wow. Make liqueurs? Add to some vodka or other neutral spirits along with superfine sugar and a complimentary fruit in a big bottle. Make your own Kahlua, Amaretto, or Baileys. Reduce with simple syrup and pour over ice cream. Add to coffee. Mix with half and half. Mix with brandy and pour over cake.

Nine quarts???!!

Might make some nice gifts if packaged in pretty bottles.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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I'll take one of those gift bags..lol! D's ideas sound great! I'd go for that :)
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:33 PM   #4
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Yes--NINE quarts. The Amaretto, Calvados, and Hazelnut haven't even been opened. The others have maybe 2 inches out of them. Lifetime supply. Great ideas, Dawglover. Keep the ideas coming!
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Found this, it might give you some ideas.http://www.liqueurweb.com/essences.htm.

They sell their own essences, but give recipes.

I used to make my own Irish Cream, pretty good. Frangelica is a hazelnut liqueur. Raspberry cordial recipe I posted awhile back.

CWS, you came into a windfall! I'm envious!
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I would be tickled to death to receive a 'sampler' of these for Christmas or a birthday. Pretty bottles, pretty labels, or tags tied on with ribbon, maybe some recipe ideas--what a great gift, and I think even non-cooks would like it.

I would flavor yogurt or icecream!

Storage--is your basement dry? If they have metal tops, rust could be a problem. Store them in the dark, and don't let them get hot. Do they have an expiration date?
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She's moving and gave me a bunch of chocolate disks that you use for coatings, special pans, her stand mixer, etc.
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I told my brother that if he provides the bottles, I'll share <g>. I'm thinking flavored whipped cream...
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Sparrowgrass--if we did "Secret Santa" on DC and I drew your name, I know what I'd be sending you <g>.
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Make some flavoured candy and chocolates to give as gifts and eat :)
And Milkshake!
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