Fiori di Sicilia is made only from high quality Italian fruits and contains no bulking agents, and consequently is very strong and only needs to be used sparingly.
Did you know that it takes 400kg of citrus peels to make just 2 litres of this essential oil? The peels are are cold pressed and the resultant liquid is then centrifuged (spun) to separate the essential oils and juice. There is about 2 litres of essential oil and 280 litres of concentrate which goes off to be used in other foods such as soft drinks.
Bakery expert Dan Lepard describes it as...
"Fiori di Sicilia is a highly fragrant floral extract used to flavour almond fillings, marzipan and other sweet foods. Sicily has a strong Arabic history and the aroma is likely to have developed and been used in kitchens in place of orange flower water, and combines the essential oils of different flowers and herbs found in Sicily. Though the exact combination is kept secret, ingredients that might be used include: rose, lemon grass, carob, hibiscus, marigold, mallow, mulberry, heather, liquorice, saffron, cornflower, Sicilian orange blossom, elderflower, and prickly pear flower"
Ice-cream, custards, cheesecakes, mousses, brioches and can be used in place of orange flower water.
|Usage:||1 - 2 tsp per kg of dough|
|Ingredients:||Essential oil of citrus fruits|
|Pack Sizes:||100ml glass dropper bottle; 1 litre plastic bottle, 5 litre plastic bottle|