Spotlight Spice: Black Walnut Extract
Ahhhh, the flavors of fall - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, black walnut...
Alright, we admit that last one might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of autumn, but if you've not tried our Black Walnut Extract, you're missing out!
Black walnuts are native to North America and have long been part of food and culture. Indigenous peoples used black walnuts in cooking, fabric dying, medicine, and more. They have a robust and earthy flavor with slight notes of smoke and wine and are a bit bolder in flavor than their more common European cousin, the English walnut.
We like to keep this extract in our spice cabinet as our secret ingredient for delicious baked goods. Adding a splash to your pecan pie, cobbler toppings, cakes, cookies, and more gives the dessert a delightfully warm nuttiness you'll love. It's great added to frostings, drizzles, and whipped cream, too.
Beyond baking, it's a flavorful addition to craft cocktails, fall and winter vinaigrettes, smoothies and shakes, and your morning coffee or latte.