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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.

Aromatic Extracts

Photography: MARIA ROBLEDO

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2013

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

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

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