What to use instead of Extract

What could you use instead of lemon extract? I find using extracts other than vanilla sometimes taste fake.

  • Posted by: Elaine
  • October 7, 2020
Honey Lemon Cookies
Recipe question for: Honey Lemon Cookies


Miss_Karen October 7, 2020
Happy Baking! (not vaking)
Miss_Karen October 7, 2020
I agree 100%. Here are a couple of suggestions: use about 1/4 teaspoon of lemon oil such as Boyajin. This is strong, so you less. You can use real lemon juice reduced down to syrupy consistency, then use 1 teaspoon of the syrup. Or add 1- 1 1/4 teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest. (any more than that causes grittiness) or a lemon liquor such as Limoncello. I hope this helps. Happy vaking!
Nancy October 7, 2020
I also vote for a liqueur, as the flavors there are usually rich and true.
And if you don't have lemon-flavored, an orange or herbal liqueur would do nicely.
HalfPint October 7, 2020
You can use lemon essential oil (food-grade). You will probably only need a couple of drops since the oil is concentrated.
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