Lemon Extract

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Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

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An appealingly fresh lemon extract, smoother and mellower than commercial kinds, the flavor of which comes mainly from lemon oil rather than fresh peel. As the flavor of homemade extract is less intense, double the quantity called for in recipes. Thrift note: When you’re going to squeeze a lemon, first strip off the rind and add it to your extract bottle.