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Homemade Extracts

Homemade Extracts
Hi guys! As you can probably tell Jenny and I are way into Christmas and love giving homemade gifts as presents. We already shared with you a cute wrapping situation for one of our banana bread recipes, and today we thought we would do homemade extracts. We are giving you recipes for five different kinds: lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange. So you can either made all five, or pick you favorite and go with it. Extracts are really easy to make, the only thing you really need to give it is time, these extracts take about two weeks to make. Homemade Extracts Makes 1 cup each extract Ingredients:cinnamon extract:1 cup brandy4 cinnamon sticksvanilla extract:1 cup brandy3 vanilla beans, split with the “caviar” scraped outorange extract:1 cup high quality vodkapeel of 5 oranges, ALL pith removedlemon extract:1 cup high quality vodkapeel of 5 lemons, ALL pith removedgrapefruit extract:1 cup high quality vodkapeel of 3 ruby red grapefruits, ALL pith removed Directions: 1. 1. 2. 3.

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