Putting jasmine into baked goods?
September 8, 2008 11:28 AM Subscribe
Is there an easy solution to getting jasmine flavor into baked goods?
posted by simplethings to food & drink (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I love jasmine tea so the first idea that hit me was substituting brewed jasmine tea for the liquids in a baking recipe.
I tried adding a very strong brewed tea to cupcakes and could barely taste jasmine but got a decent green tea flavor.
Then I thought I could make a simple syrup with equal parts green tea and sugar and use that syrup as a sugar substitute... but then I realized I'd be adding a whole lot more liquid and I'm not sure how to figure out a compensation... and who knows if that would be effective in adding flavor.
I've been to the grocery stores in the area, a specialty spice store, a specialty baking/cooking store, and 2 florists and could not find a jasmine spice, extract, artificial flavor, or even the flower.
I'd prefer to completely eliminate the green tea and get straight up jasmine, but, I'm willing to experiment with easy-to-find ingredients.