Steenbergs Natural Almond Extract 100ml details and description
Steenbergs Almond Extract is a great tasting Natural Almond Extract, full of dreamy volatile bittersweet aromas. Steenbergs has extended its colourful and flavoursome bakery range to include this Natural Bitter Almond extract or Flavouring. Steenbergs Almond Extract has no added sugar and is a traditional extract made with just water, alcohol and bitter almond oil.
Steenbergs Almond Extract is delicious in macaroons, marzipan - almond paste -, bakewell tarts, pastries and with apricots. If you've never smelt Steenbergs Almond Extract before, you are in for a treat. It's one of the things that makes everyone in the factory happy when it's being packed.
Tim Payne, head chef at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green (www.theparadise.co.uk) tasted Steenbergs natural almond extract in Caterer and Hotelkeeper August 2009.
"I knew just from smelling the intense flavour of the extract that it would be a really pure product. You only need a small amount to create a delicious range of bakery products - I'd recommend trying it out in muffins, croissants, macaroons, bakewell tarts and pastries."
Not to be confused with sweet almond oil - which is for massage.
Ingredients: water, ethanol, natural bitter almond oil.
Allergy advice: For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold.
This product is registered with the Vegan Society and is certified Kosher. The reason why this product is not organic is because bitter almond contains hydrogen cyanide, so it needs to be cleaned to remove this. The extraction process is: (i) carbon dioxide extraction from Prunus amygdalus Amara at 40Mpa and 42°C for 3 to 4 hours; (ii) alkali washing with potassium hydroxide for the safe removal of the hydrogen cyanide (hydrocyanic acid) that is within the oil; (iii) fractional distillation at below 50°C. This bitter almond essential oil is then mixed with water and ethanol at a c. 45% concentration of alcohol.