Monthly Archives: April 2012
Medicine Flower do an amazing range of extract flavours, and having tried and loved the dark chocolate and coconut flavours, I wanted to have a go with the apricot one next. When I opened the little bottle and took a sniff I expected it to smell like that baby food apricot pudding that used to come in tiny jars. But the extract smells of real, actual apricots. Do beware though – on the label it says ‘concentrated’ and they’re not kidding – this stuff is POTENT! So what can you use it (sparingly) in? The answer is, practically anything that you want to make taste of apricot!
Try one or two drops in a glass of water kefir. Don’t be tempted to put more in without tasting it first. The first time I tried this, I put about 4 drops in and made it taste like Polish apricot brandy. But two drops gives an apricot infusion, I can practically feel the fuzz on my tongue as it goes down. I also tried putting some in my raw chocolate smoothie and as long as I only use 2 drops, it gives the deep dark taste a fruity lift reminiscent of apricot parfait chocs from a well-known high street chocolatier.
Kate has a great apricot mousse recipe that is just gagging for a few drops of Apricot Extract. Have a go at this (Kate uses fresh apricots but I imagine soaked dried ones would work well too).