Saturday, November 13, 2010

Citrus Oils

I have orange and/or lemon oil on hand at all times because I don't always have fresh citrus available for zest when I'm baking.  These oils are different than extracts in that they contain no alcohol.  They are cold-pressed from the rinds of the fruit and are very concentrated.  You can order it online here.

Orange oil is sometimes available at World Market and Williams-Sonoma, too.  Be advised, a little goes a long way!  I use it for cranberry orange bread, pumpkin cream cheese bread, and cinnamon orange pecans, among other things.  It's great to have on hand if you bake a lot because it keeps in the refrigerator for a very long time.

No comments: