From ehow.com -- Homemade orange extract using peel from navel oranges, vodka, water, and about a week to steep! Substitute lemons or limes for a different flavor -- Place in small bottles for gift giving! If you make this, try it in Recipe #340850, or include a copy of the recipe with the gift bottle of extract --
An impressive recipe that really isn't that hard to make. Everyone always raves about how good it is. One tip, use a linen towel to wrap it in. A terry cloth one will stick...don't ask me how I know. ;o)
Oh Yeah! Now I can make my own cake mixes just like the big boys! This would make a nice gift, along with a cake pan, large mixing spoon, some cocoa, maybe a pot holder, etc. Enjoy! Chocolate cake is popular all over the USA! New England, Southern, Mid West, Mid Atlantic, West and Southwest.
I watched my Grandmother make pies. During Christmas season my Grandmother and Great Aunts ( I was always in her skirt tails) would get together and make every kind of pie and cakes they knew. I am talking days and days of baking. I watched and helped. I was in Heaven. I was also the only child that wanted to be there. So I got all the attention and schooling. I loved it. So I don't know exactly who taught me but it was one of them. I had to stop and write the recipe due to it was in my head and not on paper. It is a warm feeling everytime I make them.