Extracts in Baking
Extracts are an essential component in creating delicious baked goods, and can be used to add depth and complexity to any of a number of different baked products, from pies and cakes to frosting’s and much more. Baking extracts can be used to add major splashes of flavor to a product, as well as to create those subtle nuances that help to add complexity and quality to a dish. Extracts, which are concentrated solutions that contain all elements of the product from which they are extracted, are the simplest and among the most effective ways to add these types of flavors to baked dishes.
One of the more common types of extracts is, of course, vanilla. Many different types of vanilla extracts are available for creating many different types of flavors. From bolder vanillas that help to create vibrant vanilla flavors to more subtle vanilla flavors, bakers can design a multitude of dishes with this basic extract. Similarly, almond can be used to add nuanced flavor to a variety of different baked goods.
However, these do not by any means represent the only types of extracts that are available to bakers. Many different types of fruit flavored extracts are also available, such as raspberry and strawberry, which can be used to recreate the flavors of these fruits in a number of different baked goods. This can include the baked product itself as well as the frosting’s and fillings used to create these dishes. Chocolate and coffee flavored extracts can also be used to recreate certain flavors in baked goods.
Extracts are typically used in place of other flavor products when the baker needs to control the amount of flavor in the baked good. They are simple to use and to control, and the sheer variety of extracts available means that there are numerous different options available for bakers looking to use extracts in the process of creating their goods.