I'd like to make some lovely, handmade andcheap Christmas presents this year and thought of making some chilli-infused oil and maybe garlic-infused oil too.
I should be able to find some nice tall glass bottles to use, but when it comes to the oil itself, do i just get olive oil and literally just put chillis in? How long will it take to infuse properly - will they be ready in time for Christmas?
I'm quite excited about doing this, I want to make up quite a few so we can give them out to friends and family. I think some people would use them as oil to cook delicious things with (like me ) and others might appreciate the more decorative quality, as nice red chillis would look great. Unsure about the garlic oil though... and how that would look. Any other suggestions? and where do i start with labels?
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing?
Soemthing like thyme or rosemary oil would be nice too - just literally shove a sprig or two in the bottle and add the oil. Garlic oil is easy - just pop a few cloves in, add the oil & shake. It doesn't look arty attractive but tastes delicious
MmeGoblint, does it take long for them to infuse the oil? Will i have time before xmas do you think? actually i think i'll do it anyway... people are unlikely to get an xmas pressie and then use it the next day, especially if it looks all pretty.
love the labels with brown corrugated card too, i know exactly what you mean.
I think i'm going to do one chilli, one garlic and one rosemary per present. And maybe a lemon one, if i can think of how yo do it? I'm trying to find a nice little set of smaller bottles. found these nice bottles in Ikea but think they're a bit too large...