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Flavoured Aromatic Herb and Fruit Oil

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“I always make my own flavoured oils and vinegar - I use them for cooking and also to give as gifts. I am lucky enough to have a garden large enough in which I can devote large areas totally to herbs, rare plants & flowers. This is my "Standard" recipe for cold infused flavoured herb & fruit oils. You can use any fresh herbs which you have available, even if it is only one type - it will still provide you with a wonderful flavoured oil for cooking, baking and gift giving! You can add the fruit zest if you wish - it's a moveable feast in which you get to choose!”
READY IN:
336hrs 15mins
YIELD:
2 Pint Bottles
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. First harvest your herbs; make sure if they are near a road or busy walkway that they have been gently washed in water OR wiped clean.
  2. Ensure they are dry before addng to the bottles.
  3. Make up a small bunch for each bottle; such as a sprig each of Thyme, Bay, Tarragon & Rosemary.
  4. Take two clean & dry 1 pint jars or bottles (I keep interesting & attractive wine, oil and vinegar bottles!) and put the herbs, peppercorns, orange and/or lemon peel and chillies(if using)into them.
  5. Fill up with the olive oil, seal with a cork preferably and store in a dark and cool place for 2 weeks.
  6. Shake the jars/bottles on a daily basis.
  7. After 2 weeks the oils will be ready to use - but they will be more herb infused if you leave them for up to 4 weeks.
  8. Use within 6 months.
  9. Decorate with raffia, handmade ribbons,sprigs of fresh/dried herbs & then hang a recipe from the neck of the bottle - great to give as a gift.

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