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How much Lorann Oil equals 1/4 tsp. of extract?

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I just bought some almond oil by LorannOils because it was on clearance. Normally in my buttercream recipe, I use 1/4 tsp of almond extract. I know you don't use as much oil as you would extract. Does anyone have any idea how much oil would equal 1/4 tsp? I don't want to over due it on the flavor. Thanks.
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bump cuz I want to know too!
I used my cherry flavor last month and just put some drops in until I liked the smell of it. the flavor came out soooooooo nice Everyone just loved it.
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post #3 of 15
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 I really need to know because I have a couple of cakes coming up.

post #4 of 15
Well on the Lorann website, i looked up their buttercream recipe and it sounds like 1/4 tsp of lorann oil is equal to 1 tsp of extract?

http://www.lorannoils.com/gourmet_recipes/butter_frosting.htm
post #5 of 15
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Thanks melxcloud! So I guess if I need 1/4 tsp of almond extract, then I'm going to need 1/16 tsp of almond oil. That's one tiny teaspoon (if they actually make them that small). I wonder how many drops of oil would equal that?
post #6 of 15
Almond extract is sold in the supermarket. Why are you wanting to substitute for it?
post #7 of 15
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I was almost out of almond extract and one day when I was in Walmart, they had some almond oil on clearance, so I went ahead and bought some. Otherwise I would have bought some almond extract.
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Almond extract is sold in the supermarket. Why are you wanting to substitute for it?

 

I'm sorry to be the newbie here but wow, why do people feel the need to ask that question? icon_sad.gif  She bought it and now she needs to know how to use it, it's that simple. It is so hard to ask for help any more w/o feeling like you're being judged or told to go do something else.

 

I bought Lorann Oils when a friend who knew of my love for baking gave me a gift cert. and i have had a hard time figuring out how to use them too.  I just found  a recipe for something with eggnog & have the eggnogg flavoring (bought for my lactose-intolerant but egg-nog loving brother!), but my recipe calls for 1/4 tsp egg nog extract. So I am really glad for the help!

 

I bought just a regular eye dropper after reading how strong the stuff is, but luckily I am at my parents' house and Mom has a 1/8th tsp measuring spoon. Yay! I'll use half - I can't imagine how this will work but if it does, i'll report back! How did your recipe turn out, puzzlegut? I'd love to know if i should try to use these or just chuck 'em :) 

post #9 of 15

Droppers are nice for sure but (how do you clean them for re-use?) what I do with Lorann Oils is

pour some in the lid then pour out a few drops in my batter then just taste test it and add more if needed.

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post #10 of 15
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Droppers are nice for sure but (how do you clean them for re-use?) what I do with Lorann Oils is

pour some in the lid then pour out a few drops in my batter then just taste test it and add more if needed.

Fabulous info, and thank you for the personal note as well.  I have cleaned the droppers just by giving  them a good soak in warm sudsy water, then rinse really well!

post #11 of 15

LorAnn makes dropper bottle tops for the 1-ounce and the dram bottles, they sell them in packs of 4. They screw on the same as the bottle cap.

 

I have installed these onto the ounce bottles that I use all the time, so that I never clean the dropper.  I even swap them from one bottle to the next of the same flavour without cleaning--there is no need.

post #12 of 15

Thank you. Irene. Pouring it into the cap of the bottle then pouring into the batter from there has always worked great. No need for the investment and besides they won't fit onto all the myriad bottles and brands I have. If I had employees I would get droppers to ensure uniformity. I got that pouring thing down. Thank you though.


Edited by -K8memphis - 12/26/12 at 10:16am
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Thank you. Irene. Pouring it into the cap of the bottle then pouring into the batter from there has always worked great. No need for the investment and besides they won't fit onto all the myriad bottles and brands I have. If I had employees I would get droppers to ensure uniformity. I got that pouring thing down. Thank you though.

I was responding to the original question and some subsequent posts NOT YOURS.

 

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The answer is to quote the post that one specifically wishes to reply to.

 

I am addressing this issue because it has cropped up a few times before, when somebody thinks that I am responding to them when I am absolutely NOT.  For all that anybody knows, several posters hit the "submit" button simultaneously and the ISP's control the sequence that appears online.

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No need for the investment and besides they won't fit onto all the myriad bottles and brands I have. 

The pack of four droppers costs about the same as an ounce of the flavour oil.  In the long run it saves $$$ when you drip the stuff in without touching the food, and ther is no need to wash that concentrate off your fingers after pouring it.

 

LorAnn uses a standard bottle size that is generally available should anybody (like me) mix their own emulsions or extracts. The droppers are a good bit harder to find than the bottles. 

 

The availability of myriad bottles is a US local phenomenon.  In the rest of the world, people would be lucky to find two or three different brands.

post #15 of 15

For anyone who is interested: it is generally held that there are 60 drops in one standard teaspoon:

 

1 teaspoon extract = 1/4 teaspoon Lorann Oil [ 1/4 x 60 = 15 drops ]

 

1/4 teaspoon extract = 1/4 x 15 drops [ 4 drops]

 

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