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Does anyone know of a recipe for making walnut extract for baking? I have an overabundance of them this year and wanted to try my hand at it. Thanks
-- Uncle Jake (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2002
I'm not sure if you can do it yourself or if there is some special process. If I were going to try it, I think I would try to do it like people make the homemade vanilla extract. General idea is to use several vanilla beans, split them and barely cover with vodka in a small jar. Either use a dark colored jar or put in a dark place. Shake well every other day or so. I have heard people say to let it ripen anywhere from 2 weeks to several months, average seems to be at least a month. I guess I would try the same thing with the walnuts....you haven't a lot to lose except for your time. I think I would use at least a 1/4 or 1/2 c. of broken or crushed walnuts though, rather than just a couple like the vanilla beans. I did spend some time doing a search last night on the subject and didn't come up with anything, only how to make liqueurs using walnut extract. :( Hope this gives you some ideas. I'll keep searching.
-- Lenette (email@example.com), January 05, 2002.