So am I to understand correctly that these are not oil based and can all be used in RI Do you just replace the extract that is called for in recipes?
No, they are not oil based and I used them all of the time in my RI without a problem.
What about Orange and cream together... like a creamsicle?
If it helps, this past summer I did an Orange Creamsicle Cookie and used Orange alone in the RI on a Vanilla Sugar Cookie and everyone said it tasted like an Orangesicle.
Are they more concentrated like Lorann or like McCormick strength?
I dont use Lorann as the ones I have seen were not all-natural and I need to stick with that, so I cant compare that. McCormick does not offer the flavors I want, so I can't compare that either. I can say that each flavor will differ a bit as to how much you will need, so it is not one set amount for all flavors. When I need a small amount of different flavors , I mix up my full batch of Antonia74s RI and then pull out what I need and add the flavoring to taste. For the times that I use a full batch, here are the amounts that I have used (and written down
):For a Full Batch of RI:For Vanilla
- 2 teaspoons Clear Vanilla (this one is fab for doing white and light colors or any time I need a nice flavored RI without another flavor to compete with the cookie flavor itself. This is my go to flavor and I buy it buy the quart saves money)For Coconut
2 tsp. Coconut flavoring (I like a strong coconut taste and this has been a hit)Lime
1/2 teaspoon Lime flavoring (you dont need much of this one.)
I cant recall the amounts I have used on the others. As mentioned, I add it to taste.
Hope that helps!