almond extract

almond extract [ah-muhnd, am-uhnd; spelling pronunciation al-muhnd ek-strakt] noun

Almond Extract

A clear, alcoholic extract sometimes made from the oil of bitter almonds (pure extract) or an almond-like flavoring, most often listed as benzaldehyde, in which case it is called imitation almond extract. In either case, ingredients are typically mixed with water and anywhere from 32% to 90% alcohol. The typical amount is 35%.

Bakepedia Tip

Read the label to make sure you know whether you have pure almond extract or imitation. We recommend Nielsen-Massey Pure Almond Extract.

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