Those Extracts In Your Cupboard Have Many Uses Beyond Baking

Extracts (other than vanilla) have a way of hanging around for years in a cupboard, usually used in one recipe and then forgotten about. Luckily, there are a ton of clever ways to use them up.

Photo by Claire Lower.

Click over to Food 52 for their full list of extract elimination tactics, but you can start out by adding a few drops to your evening cocktail. Almond extract would play particularly well with a Campari-based apéritif. You don’t, however, have to restrict them to adult beverages; they’re a great way to get extra flavour in your morning smoothie. Oh, and it’s not on Food 52 list, but adding mint extract to a basic chocolate fudge is a very noble use for the stuff.

How to Use Up a Heck of a Lot of Extracts [Food 52]