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Cooking with food intolerances

Corn-free Vanilla or Almond Extract January 10, 2011

Most vanilla and almond extracts have an unspecified kind of alcohol in it (grain, corn) or corn syrup or both. To be safe, we make out own.

For vanilla, place a pint of safe alcohol (Ciroc brand vodka uses grapes, unflavored rum uses cane sugar, Luksusowa vodka uses potato) and 3 slit vanilla beans in a covered glass container. Keep in a cool, dark place for at least 6 weeks, shaking once a week.

Vanillafromtahiti.com offers corn-free vanilla extract as well (at least they did when I used to purchase it).

For almond extract, place a pint of safe alcohol, 1 slit vanilla bean, and 1/2 cup of toasted almonds in a covered glass container. Keep in a cool, dark place for at least 6 weeks, shaking once a week.

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