Vanilla may refer to either the bean / pod of specific types of orchids, or flavoring derived from those pods. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with vanilla as a star ingredient. Questions about dishes which include vanilla, but are ...
Some background: We had some visitors from Austria recently and they wanted to make a cake. The cake called for a couple of ingredients not terribly easily obtainable locally and which I am not too ...
When baking or using vanilla, most recipes call for vanilla extract. In the supermarket you can find imitation vanilla flavoring for less money. Obviously the imitation is meant to be as close to the ...