Blood Orange Flavoring Question.

Baking By auntginn Updated 8 Dec 2013 , 11:35pm by auntginn

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auntginn Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 6:29am
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I found a bottle of Blood Orange coffee flavoring. I want to try using it in a cake. Any suggestions. I also think it would pair up nicely with chocolate ganache. I have no clue what blood orange will take like.


What do you think the best way to use it would be?

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cakefat Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 8:41am
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I love blood oranges but I've not heard of a blood orange coffee extract. I would think both blood orange and coffee would pair well with chocolate ganache.

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Godot Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 11:40am
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AI'm sure that it's probably not an extract but a kind of flavoured syrup that coffee philistines add to their milky coffee drinks to make them less coffee-y.

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howsweet Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 5:06pm
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AI bought a blood orange and it pretty much tasted like a regular orange. That's a sample of only one so maybe it wasn't representative. Orange and chocolate flavors are wonderful together. I may be wrong, but calling a flavor blood orange instead of just orange would be more a reference to the color than flavor. Though obviously if it literally comes from blood oranges, you'd also refer to it that way.

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auntginn Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 11:35pm
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Thank you Godot and howsweet, Yes, it is as a syrup.  I know blood oranges exist buy have never had one.  I guess I didn't ask properly, what I really should have asked was would I make an orange flavored cake and use some of this to flavor it?  Would you add it to a straight white cake?

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