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Vanilla Extract

11 Ingredients to Up Your Baking Game

Whether you’re baking chocolate chip cookies or a fancy three-layer cake with lemon curd and whipped cream frosting, the quality of ingredients can make a huge difference in the final product. By following...
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Making vanilla extract Ina Garten's way..anyone try it?

javaandjazz
by javaandjazz 7 years ago

Just watching Ina Garten and saw her make vanilla extract. She just put the entire bean right in with the vodka into a mason jar. No splitting and cutting. I usually cut my vanilla beans in one inc...

Some help in choosing a quality vanilla extract

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by DonaldT123 5 months ago

Hi all, I do realize this topic has been covered before, but considering it's been some time since this subject was discussed, it may be worth revisiting it. The reason I started this topic is I gu...

Mexican Vanilla Totonac's Pure Vanilla Flavoring?

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by charmdesign 5 months ago

One of the blogger's I follow recommends this product but one of the reviews for it on Amazon says it's vanilla water. The price per oz is way better than McCormick. Would this be an acceptable alt...

Simple Syrup

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by ChrisJM 6 months ago

Is there a good way to make vanilla simple syrup which results in more vanilla but less alcohol taste? Recipes appear to call for same amount of water + sugar but the amount/composition of vani...

Alcohol-free extracts?

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by Patrick Thompson 19 years ago

Can anyone recommend a source for extracts (vanilla, almond, etc. etc.) that do not contain alcohol?

Weird vanilla floaties

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by baileybakes 1 year ago

Hi everyone! I know this isn’t exactly a cocktail question, but I think you cocktail makers and rum dealers may be more likely to know the answer to this. So here goes! I have been maki...

Best Vanilla Bean For Extract?

Emmnemms
by Emmnemms 8 years ago

Hiya! So I have decided to make my own vanilla extract. I have heard many good reviews of the ebay seller "Vanillaproducts" and he has very good prices to boot! My only thoughts is, I have no ...

QUALITY ALERT : Trader Joe's 'Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract' 4 oz

toodie jane
by toodie jane 13 years ago

Earlier in the season I picked up some TJ Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract. Like a fool I didn't taste it. Weak vanilla aroma, bitter, and harsh alcohol. Not at all like good vanilla should be. I...

Homemade Vanilla Extract

FoodWacky
by FoodWacky 6 years ago

A couple of years ago I started making my own vanilla extract at home, and wow, what a flavor difference! It was so frustrating buying those tiny bottles of extract at the grocery store, spendi...

How much Vanilla Extract equals one Vanilla Bean?

elmomonster
by elmomonster 13 years ago

I've got a recipe which calls for one vanilla bean, but I've got a lot of Bourbon Vanilla Extract I'd rather use. How much of the Vanilla Extract shall I use to equal the flavor of one vanilla b...

Vanilla bean prices rising sharply again

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by racer x 3 years ago

"Vanilla bean prices rising sharply again for local businesses January 27, 2017 ... Back in April, retailers like (Paul Bailey of the Savory Spice Shop, in St Petersburg, FL) were paying about $...

Have you seen the prices of vanilla beans lately?

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by racer x 3 years ago

Been running low on vanilla extract the past few months. Have been planning to buy some more Madagascar beans and start making a new batch, but these prices have been INSANE, so I've kept putting i...

Your favorite vanilla extract...?

CindyJ
by CindyJ 13 years ago

A friend of mine went to Mexico recently and brought me back a bottle of the most tantalizing vanilla extract I've ever experienced. Every time I open the bottle, I make everyone within shouting d...

Vanilla extract: Store in eyedropper bottle?

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by Enso 3 years ago

I'm tired of vanilla extract dribbling all over the bottle when I pour some out. I'm thinking of storing it in a bottle with an eyedropper cap. Pros and cons? (factual ones, please; assumptions ...

Now that Costco's vanilla extract isn't even marked as Kirkland any more...

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by jnk 3 years ago

at least not in N.J. and the reviews of their "new" vanilla extract are rather poor, what would be my "next best" alternative other than Nielson-Massey, or is that what I should use. Thanks.

What vanilla extract should I buy?

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by walker 3 years ago

I always buy Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract in the glass bottle (I don't want to buy it in plastic.) Today at the store, I saw some other brands and they don't have sugar in the ...

How do I properly use extracts with yogurt?

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by glify 3 years ago

Hi, I'm a newbie to cooking in general. I'm calorie restricting now and have found basic success making my own greek yogurt from skim milk, and adding flavor with Slimma sweeteners. I'm try...

Tahitian vs Madagascar Bourbon

abfan105
by abfan105 5 years ago

Greetings all, I had a quick question about vanilla beans (and extract). I have seen both Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla pods and extract at the spice store, but I haven't had a chance to taste...

Chemistry of vanilla sugar

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by PhotoMike 4 years ago

Hi all! I'm looking for advice and information on making vanilla sugar. In the past, I've used one vanilla bean per cup of white sugar, sliced the beans lengthwise for more surface area, and mixed ...

Open vanilla extract

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by Clarissa 4 years ago

I have a large bottle of vanilla extract that had been opened and then partly close, and knocked over. Since I had another bottle I used that for a while, and the large bottle was on its side for m...