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 ...
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 ...
What is the difference among the vanilla extract and the powdered vanilla? When I'm making a certain recipe if it required vanilla extract, is it ok to replace it with powder, and what is the ...
When/why would one use "vanilla sugar" instead of just plain sugar along with vanilla extract and/or beans/pods, particularly in recipes and baking? Is it just a matter of convenience? I understand ...
I can't count the times I have heard that vanilla brings out the flavour of other foods. For example it "makes chocolate taste more chocolatey," etc... I have also heard that it's the only spice that ...
Some ice cream around here is marketed as the flavor "Mexican vanilla". It seems sweeter and has obvious vanilla seeds (or something that looks similar). Is there a type of vanilla pod that is ...
I've always thought that vanilla and espresso would be a good combination but the problem is: I don't take sugar! I understand one can buy coffee flavoured beans but how would I get the vanilla ...
I'm trying to make a vanilla syrup for some flavored coffees, and the recipe I have calls for: 2 1/2 cups water 2 cups white sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 moist vanilla bean, preferably ...
A few weeks ago, I bought a few vanilla beans to make mint ice cream. I only needed one, so I put the other bean back into the glass container it came in. Today, I was having a hard time using the ...