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Old 02-03-2007, 08:33 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Would almond extract be a good substitute for vanilla extract in, say, a
brownie recipe? I love the smell of almonds, so want to try it. If it is
OK, would it be an equal sub, that is 1 tsp = 1 tsp?

Thanks,
Tom


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Old 02-03-2007, 08:42 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Mar 2, 12:33 pm, "brushfire" wrote:
Would almond extract be a good substitute for vanilla extract in, say, a
brownie recipe? I love the smell of almonds, so want to try it. If it is
OK, would it be an equal sub, that is 1 tsp = 1 tsp?

Thanks,
Tom


Sure, you could put it in, but it's no substitute. Vanilla brings out
the chocolate flavor.

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Old 02-03-2007, 08:48 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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"brushfire" wrote in
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Would almond extract be a good substitute for vanilla extract in, say,
a brownie recipe? I love the smell of almonds, so want to try it. If
it is OK, would it be an equal sub, that is 1 tsp = 1 tsp?

Thanks,
Tom





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Old 02-03-2007, 09:16 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Mar 2, 12:33 pm, "brushfire" wrote:
Would almond extract be a good substitute for vanilla extract in, say, a
brownie recipe? I love the smell of almonds, so want to try it. If it is
OK, would it be an equal sub, that is 1 tsp = 1 tsp?


Put them both in and you'll recreate most of the wonderful taste of
Ms. Schaller's award winning orgasmic brownies.

Susan B.

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Old 02-03-2007, 09:19 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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brushfire wrote:
Would almond extract be a good substitute for vanilla extract in, say, a
brownie recipe? I love the smell of almonds, so want to try it. If it is
OK, would it be an equal sub, that is 1 tsp = 1 tsp?

Thanks,
Tom




Almond extract is stronger than vanilla. It's also not a very good
substitute, but might be good in its own right.

I use almond extract in fruit dishes, especially with cherries or peaches.

Bob
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Default Vanilla substitute?

brushfire wrote:

Would almond extract be a good substitute for vanilla extract in, say, a
brownie recipe? I love the smell of almonds, so want to try it. If it is
OK, would it be an equal sub, that is 1 tsp = 1 tsp?


IMO, almond extract would not be much of a substitute for vanilla. If you
insist on doing it, I would think more in terms of drops of almost extract
replacing teaspoons of vanilla. That stuff is a lot more powerful.
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:35 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Would almond extract be a good substitute for vanilla extract in, say, a
brownie recipe?


No it would not make a good substitute, it would make a nice addition. In most
recipes you need the vanilla as a part of the flavor foundation.

Dimitri


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Old 02-03-2007, 09:51 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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"Dimitri" wrote in message news:OM0Gh.11993
No it would not make a good substitute, it would make a nice addition. In
most recipes you need the vanilla as a part of the flavor foundation.

Dimitri


Thanks Dimitri and everyone else - I will add it instead of substitute.


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Old 02-03-2007, 09:58 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Mar 2, 3:33�pm, "brushfire" wrote:
Would almond extract be a good substitute for vanilla extract in, say, a
brownie recipe? *I love the smell of almonds, so want to try it. *If it is
OK, would it be an equal sub, that is 1 tsp = 1 tsp?


For chocolate brownies you really don't need vanilla extract... 99% of
folks would not realize the vanilla extract is missing from anything
chocolate unless you told them... in fact I would prefer it was
omitted. Add a little extra cocoa if you desire, everyone desires
extra chawklit.

Almond extract is not good with chocolate either. Add a shot of
cointreau if you must... don't have cointreau add a couple spoons
frozen orange juice concentrate... a couple spoons orange marmalade
will work too... mandarin chawklit is great. Um, I'll have my
chawklit brownie topped with nilla ice cream though, and a couple
candied kumquats. I love that word, love how it rolls off my
tongue... kum-quats. LOL

Sheldon

 




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