Flavored oil directions

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by saddina, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Here's the directions for the flavored oils I make from the herb garden. Since the recipie's not my origional, at the bottom is the link back. This is one of the items that will be in this year's holiday baskets, I'll be posting all the items as I make them (and test them) for fellow BYCers who also may need to gift on a budget this year.

    Herbed oils:

    Ingredients

    For soft herbs, such as basil, parsley, cilantro or tarragon: Use 4 cups packed leaves to 2 cups pure olive oil.

    Directions
    For woody herbs, such as rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano or lemon verbena: Use 1 cup packed leaves to 2 cups pure olive oil.
    In a blender, puree the herbs and oil until completely smooth. Put the mixture in a saucepan and bring it to a simmer over moderate heat. Simmer for 45 seconds, then pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl. Don't press on the mixture, but you can tap the strainer against your hand to get the oil to drip through faster.

    Immediately strain the oil again through a flat-bottomed paper filter. If the filter clogs, you may need to change the filter partway through. It's okay to pick the filter up and squeeze it gently to get the oil out faster, but be careful not to break the filter.

    Sometimes a little dark liquid comes through the filter first. Don't worry; that's water. It will settle to the bottom because it is heavier than the oil. Let the filtered oil settle for a few hours, then pour it off the dark liquid. Store in an airtight jar in a cool, dark place.

    Printable version:

    http://www.napastyle.com/recipe/recipe.jsp?productId=2652
     
  2. want2bchicknmom

    want2bchicknmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a ton of basil that I didn't want to go to waste and was trying to find a recipe for flavored oils. This is perfect, thanks!
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    do you have a good source for bottles?
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:I find some cool ones at out local dollar store, that hold about 8 oz. I check the aisle out when I'm there, grab them during the year, and use them and a tiny funnel ment for perfume bottles. if the cork doesn't seal tight melt a small bit of parrafin wax and cap it with wax sealing it.
     
  5. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I buy bottles from a company called Lavender lane... they used to be here in Sacramento and I could go there and buy but they moved to Oregon so now i have to order.

    They have lots of cool stuff though... empty tea bags that you iron shut.. you can make sachets or tea bags. Lots of cool things to
    make lotions, oils, etc... but also cool bottles you can buy by the case... or each..


    http://www.lavenderlane.com/
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Quote:very cool supply site thanks for sharing!
     

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