Essences & Flavourings

Baking often calls for a small drop of something potent – and for this, we need an essence or baking extract. The natural food flavourings you’ll find in this section of the site are intensely aromatic, and can add an extra dimension to many recipes. Be aware that many of these extracts are extremely potent, and should be used sparingly – if you’re using a recipe, then be sure to follow it exactly!

Of course, this potency means that you’ll be able to get many servings out of a single bottle of flavouring – just keep it in reserve in your cupboard, and bring it out whenever it’s needed. This way, you’ll be able to start a new baking project whenever you’re so inclined – without going to the trouble of a trip to the shops.

Some of these ingredients can go beyond bakery, and be employed as part of a main meal. A lot of Persian cuisine, for example, demands rosewater; it’s this delicate flavour that gives such cuisine its exquisite, floral quality. Lemon juice, similarly, can be called upon to give virtually any recipe that familiar sharp flavour – it’s a perfect accompaniment for fish and fried-rice dishes. This section also contains vanilla pods – which are famously used in sweet desserts, but which are also finding favour in many savoury dishes.


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Hatton Hill Organic Vanilla Pod (1 pod) Hatton Hill Organic Vanilla Pod (1 pod)

A organic, good quality vanilla pod from Madagascar

Our Price £5.17  

Langdale Rose Water 150ml Langdale Rose Water 150ml

Langdale rose water flavouring essence.

Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Our Price £2.34 (£1.56 per 100ml)  

Sunita Organic Lemon Juice   250ml Sunita Organic Lemon Juice 250ml

Sunita Organic lemon juice, squeezed from fresh organically grown Sicilian lemons.

Organic, Vegetarian
Our Price £2.40 (£0.96 per 100ml)  
Vegan, Free From, Eco, Organic
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