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Can you substitute lemon zest or peel for lemon extract and if so what is the exchange?

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In the same way that vanilla extract is the liquid left after macerated vanilla beans are marinated in alcohol, lemon extract is the liquid that is left after lemon zest is similarly infused. To a chemist, in alcohol is a 'tincture', btw. In water, a 'tisane'. If you've an extra day, or so, to spare, simply zest a couple of lemons, then just cover the zest in a tall, narrow, covered container with a neutral grain spirit like vodka. One 30ml 'single' should be plenty. After soaking for (at least) a day, wrap the sodden zest in cheesecloth, or, hang in a strainer lined with a coffee filter, twist firmly, and all the clear(ish) liquid left over is your own, homemade, vanilla extract. If I'm strapped for either time, cash or ideas around any gift-giving occasion, I'll give away an ounce (30ml), or so, as a 'specially crafted' exotic 'neo-foodie'-type gift. Any citrus fruit works like a charm. Empty baby-food jars hold about 2 oz. (60ml). Any citrus fruit with the zest off should be used/eaten inside the next day or two, btw. Meanwhile, if you don't have an extra day, just cover the zest, as above, and rest the container in a warm water bath for an hour...or, as much time as you have!!! You'll need about twice as much of this 'quickie' extract, but it'll work fine. Just remember to reduce another high-volume liquid; water, milk, juice, etc., by the 'extra' volume of the 'quickie' extract. While we're on the subject; don't use 'peel' for anything except candying or ornamenting cocktails!!! It's far too bitter for use in (almost) any kind of cookery.

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