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Looking to buy "Oil of Bitter Almond"

MNCruzn Nov 9, 2011 01:45 PM

Anyone know if/where you can buy Oil of Bitter Almond in the Twin Cities?

I've check at both Whole Foods and Mississippi Market, and they don't carry it. Neither does Cub Foods, Target, or Byerly's.


1601 County Road C W, Saint Paul, MN 55113

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    karykat RE: MNCruzn Nov 9, 2011 02:04 PM

    what is it used for? just curious? is it mideastern?

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      ajs RE: karykat Nov 9, 2011 04:53 PM

      if it's the same stuff the OP mentions, I use almond oil for adding almond (amaretto-y) flavor to baked goods. King Arthur's product is from LorAnn, who also sells directly. Much stronger than almond extract-kind of like weapons-grade almond. Often, 3-5 drops of the stuff will do the trick.
      The LorAnn is the best I've found that's readily available.

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        karykat RE: ajs Nov 9, 2011 07:46 PM

        Mmmmmm. Sounds wonderful. Will check my KA catalog.

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          MNCruzn RE: ajs Nov 10, 2011 07:12 AM

          Yep...it's almond flavoring. We use it in our holiday baking. It's different from the "sweet" almond extract you find at most supermarkets. It is much more intense/flavorful. A little goes a long way. We use it to make sandbakkles (http://scandinavianfood.about.com/od/...). However, our family recipe uses the bitter almond oil for flavoring.

          I am hoping to find something locally since we were planning to start our baking this weekend, and don't really have time now for the mail order process.

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        baa RE: MNCruzn Nov 10, 2011 08:16 AM

        It looks like Kitchen Window (in Uptown) has it on their website, so I would guess they probably have it in the store as well.

        Kitchen Window
        3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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