Nielsen-Massey 18 oz. Pure Almond Extract
- Crafted with pure bitter almond oil
- Robust, nutty, lightly sweet taste
- Pairs well with vanilla, cherry, chocolate, and coffee flavors
- Excellent addition to classic baked goods and fruit dishes
- Made with the highest quality ingredients to deliver pure, unmatched flavor
As one of the most popular flavors in baking, almond extract is an essential ingredient for your busy kitchen. This Nielsen-Massey almond extract is a gourmet way to bring the memorable flavor of bitter almond to your baked goods, beverages, and culinary creations! Bitter almonds have been used as a key ingredient in Italian, Greek, and North African cuisine for centuries. Though they are toxic in their raw form, once they are cooked or pressed into oil, the robustly nutty, complex, and slightly sharp taste of bitter almonds can be savored without any adverse side effects. Their characteristic bitter flavor is a popular addition to European cookies, marzipan, and pastries, and is used to flavor Amaretto liqueur. Nielsen-Massey combines the pure, high-quality oil of bitter almonds with alcohol to create a powerful extract that makes it easy for you to add this flavor to your signature dishes and baked goods!
This almond extract has a potent flavor, so it's best used sparingly to avoid overpowering other ingredients in your recipes! Its robust taste pairs well with strong flavors like coffee, chocolate, or cherry, while its nuttiness makes a great complement to sweet and complex ingredients like maple syrup and butterscotch. Use a few drops of this almond extract to flavor your cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, custards, and even ice cream! You can also try mixing it into homemade pumpkin bread or banana bread to bring richness and depth of flavor to your baked delicacies. For a memorable breakfast service, mix a touch of almond extract into your maple syrup or maple-nut topping to put the perfect finishing touches on your pancakes, waffles, and other breakfast treats! It also makes a great addition to fruit dishes, especially those containing raspberries, strawberries, peaches, raisins, nuts, and plums. Add a bit of almond extract to your next peach galette or strawberry shortcake to bring depth of flavor to these classic favorites!