Monday, December 8, 2008
I do not know why but I could not load my vanilla page on my web site so here it is
1/4 LBS Vanilla beans ( 25 to 30 Beans) Planifolia from Papua New Guinea for $25.00 include delivery in N. America or $ 20.00 pick up at my Production Facility in Vancouver
5x Organic Planifolia Indonesia Vanilla beans in a glass bottle $15 include Delivery in N. America or $10 for pick up at the Production Facility in Vancouver
10 x Organic Planifolia Indonesia Vanilla beans in a glass bottle with extract $25.00 include Delivery in N. America or $20 for pick up at the Production Facility in Vancouver
250 ml. Vanilla Paste 2 Fold $25.00 w Delivery in N. America or $20.00 for Pick up
250 Ml. Vanilla Extract 2 fold $17.00 w delivery in N America or $12.00 for Pick up
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Maison Cote Planifolia Indonesia Vanilla beans
How to use a vanilla bean
The entire bean is filled with flavor and, in fact, the pod has more flavor than the seeds. You can cut the bean and use a portion at a time or you can use the whole bean, depending on the depth of flavor you wish. To cut open a bean, lay it flat on a cutting surface. Holding one end of the bean to the surface, carefully slice the bean open lengthwise. When you separate the bean, thousands of tiny seeds are exposed. By cutting the bean open before placing it in a liquid, more of the surface of the bean is exposed, and the greater the flavoring properties. You can scrape the seeds from the pod before removing the bean if you choose.
1 whole bean = 1ts pure vanilla extract or 1ts vanilla paste
How to Make Vanilla Extract
commercial vanilla extract usually has simple syrup (sugar water) added to the extract to give it a sweet aftertaste. You can do this if you want, but if you are using the vanilla for baking, there really is no need.
5 vanilla beans or more
200 ml. vodka
1 Use clean kitchen scissors or a sharp paring knife to cut lengthwise down each vanilla bean, splitting them in half, leaving an inch at the end connected.
2 Put vanilla beans in this bottle with is cork. Cover completely with the vodka.
3 Give the bottle a good shake every once in a while. Store in a dark, cool place for 2 months or longer.
Lasts for years. You can keep topping it off with vodka once in a while as you use it, just remember to give it a good shake.
You can also make vanilla sugar by putting a split vanilla bean into a jar of white, granulated sugar. Great way to infuse the sugar with vanilla flavor for baking.