Bitter Almonds

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by alexia, May 23, 2002.

  1. alexia

    alexia

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    Does anyone know how to obtain these or bitter almond flavoring to be used in cooking?

    I have as a substitute used the kernel from apricots/peaches on occasion. But, man, what a job opening the pit! Any suggestions for an easier way than banging at them (wrapped in towel) with a hammer?


    Also, I'm unclear as to whether to post a question like this in this forum or in Pastry Chef's Corner.
     
  2. m brown

    m brown

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    The best bitter almond oil from france, you need only drops not tsp or Tbl to obtain a fragrant bitter almond product. I believe it is their brand
    1-800-PASTRY-1.
     
  3. mudbug

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    What country are you in? We can better help you find a source, in the meantime, you may want to browser here.
     
  4. alexia

    alexia

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    I'm in the US.
     
  5. jock

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    I posted a question once about a product I bought in London called Ratafia Essence. By a process of deduction the fabulous keepers of knowldge on this site determined that it was in fact a bitter almond essence. I wasn't able to get any in San Francisco and it was by chance I saw it in the store in London. (Just a regular grocery store.)

    Jock