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Aromatic Extracts

What makes a house a home? An abundance of love, yes, but the scent of home-baked goodies in the oven should also factor in.

Introduction

Any of these baking extracts -- citrus, vanilla, almond -- will infuse your friends’ homes and homemade desserts with your handiwork.

Bespoke Touch

Make extract samplers based on the giftee’s preferences. Try grouping lime, orange, and lemon; or lemon, vanilla, and almond.

Square glass French bottles with aluminum caps, 4 oz., $26 for 24, sks-bottle.com
Special offer for MSL readers: $10 off order with code SKS10.

Materials

  • Vodka
  • Citrus peel, scraped vanilla beans, or chopped toasted almonds

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Pour vodka over citrus peel, scraped vanilla beans, or chopped toasted almonds.

  2. Step 2

    Let them sit at least three weeks before giving or using.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2013