Jump to content


Welcome to the eG Forums!

These forums are a service of the Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancement of the culinary arts. Anyone can read the forums, however if you would like to participate in active discussions please join the Society.

Photo

Infusions & Tinctures at Home: The Topic


  • Please log in to reply
431 replies to this topic

#421 Kerry Beal

Kerry Beal
  • participating member
  • 9,444 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:34 PM

Wonder of just diluting good quality lemon oil in ETOH would give a similar result?



#422 Hassouni

Hassouni
  • participating member
  • 1,967 posts
  • Location:DC Area/London/Beirut

Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:50 PM

Well, it's not actually lemon I'm using, but a different and unusual citrus



#423 Kerry Beal

Kerry Beal
  • participating member
  • 9,444 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:15 PM

Ah - that does kind of obligate you to use the peel I guess.  I've got lime, grapefruit, lemon, petit grain, and bergamot oils.

 

Oh yeah - and a whole buddah's hand sitting in 95% ETOH.  Couldn't let it go rotten and was too lazy to do anything like candying it.


Edited by Kerry Beal, 30 August 2014 - 05:16 PM.


#424 Hassouni

Hassouni
  • participating member
  • 1,967 posts
  • Location:DC Area/London/Beirut

Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

Do these oils mix with alcohol?



#425 Kerry Beal

Kerry Beal
  • participating member
  • 9,444 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:29 PM

Do these oils mix with alcohol?

yup - they are essential oils - so they mix quite nicely with a variety of things.  I can put them directly in chocolate without causing it to seize and also mix them with liquids.  


Edited by Kerry Beal, 30 August 2014 - 05:30 PM.


#426 lesliec

lesliec
  • host
  • 1,085 posts
  • Location:Wellington, New Zealand

Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:27 PM

 

Oh yeah - and a whole buddah's hand sitting in 95% ETOH

 

By 'in' you mean 'above', I hope.  That recipe doesn't need the fruit to actually contact the alcohol.  The amount of oil/flavour/aroma sucked out with the fruit suspended above for a few weeks is amazing.

 

With Buddha's Hand, I'd suggest two weeks rather than three.  It's incredibly aromatic.  Three, which I did, is fine; I just don't think it needs that long.


Leslie Craven, aka "lesliec"
Host, eG Forumslcraven@egstaff.org

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives ~ Oscar Wilde

My eG Foodblog

eGullet Ethics Code signatory


#427 Kerry Beal

Kerry Beal
  • participating member
  • 9,444 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted Yesterday, 06:15 AM

Nope - it's in - don't have a container big enough to suspend that baby over it.  Just bunged it in the ETOH several months ago - it's still in there.  The spirit is quite lovely and perfumed.  I take a little out to put in various chocolate centers when I need some booze in there. 

 

It's sitting on the steps in my chocolate room - it's scared a couple of people.  Shall try to take a picture of it when I get home from work later today.


  • FauxPas likes this

#428 lesliec

lesliec
  • host
  • 1,085 posts
  • Location:Wellington, New Zealand

Posted Yesterday, 03:28 PM

They are quite scary beasts - particularly once they go pale after a bit of time around alcohol.

 

Just had a thought.  How about including a finger of Buddha's Hand in a Zombie?


Leslie Craven, aka "lesliec"
Host, eG Forumslcraven@egstaff.org

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives ~ Oscar Wilde

My eG Foodblog

eGullet Ethics Code signatory


#429 Kerry Beal

Kerry Beal
  • participating member
  • 9,444 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted Yesterday, 03:52 PM

They are quite scary beasts - particularly once they go pale after a bit of time around alcohol.

 

Just had a thought.  How about including a finger of Buddha's Hand in a Zombie?

Brilliant idea!



#430 Kerry Beal

Kerry Beal
  • participating member
  • 9,444 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted Yesterday, 03:59 PM

IMG_1545.jpg

 

Here it is.

 

 



#431 Tri2Cook

Tri2Cook
  • participating member
  • 3,685 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted Today, 08:18 AM

It's sitting on the steps in my chocolate room - it's scared a couple of people.  Shall try to take a picture of it when I get home from work later today.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_1545.jpg

 

Here it is.


:biggrin: 

I'm picturing people thinking Dr. Beal is collecting souvenirs and then trying to figure out how to leave quickly without raising your suspicion.

The local store actually brought a few of those in once. I didn't grab any that day and when I went back they were gone. I wasn't too disappointed because I have no idea what I would have done with them.


 


It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

#432 Kerry Beal

Kerry Beal
  • participating member
  • 9,444 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted Today, 08:32 AM

That's how I ended up with this one - saw it in a local grocery store (that doesn't carry that sort of thing ever) - figured I'd better grab it.  Of course had no plans for it so it sat until I decided that booze was the only hope for it.