Almond extract is popular for baking and used in cookies, pies, breads, marzipan, and muffins. It is prominently used in Scandanavian baked goods. In Middle Eastern cooking it is used to flavor meats, curries, and Indian sweet rice pudding. Complements most fruit tastes well.
Almond essence is produced by dissolving almond flavoring oil in alcohol. Almond essence comes in clear, liquid extract form and is almost one third alcohol.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Use almond-essence sparingly as it is a predominant flavor of the dishes in which it is used.
Conserving and Storing
Keep almond essence tightly capped in a cool dark storage place. The potency will decrease over time, however with proper storage it will still be usable for a considerable amount of time.