Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How To Use a Vanilla Bean

How to use the Vanilla Bean: To use the vanilla bean the first thing you need to do is split the bean lengthwise, using a paring knife. Then scrape the seeds free from both sides of the bean with the edge of the knife, and add to whatever it is you are cooking. If you are cooking a sauce, add the pod to the mixture as well. When the vanilla has steeped into the sauce, strain the pod out, but DON'T THROW IT AWAY! Rinse the bean and allow it to dry at room temperature. Bury the used, dry vanilla pods in your sugar for a wonderful vanilla flavored sugar.
Slicing the vanilla bean. Scrapping out the vanilla "caviar" from the inside of the vanilla bean

2 comments:

B. Surfer said...

You need to go public with this information. I didn't know you started this! Patty was asking how to do it, but came back and said it was too hard. I'm glad you took it upon yourself to do it. It looks awesome! You should do a post about the new wearhouse! I just learned you moved in.

Chris and Carree said...

Good thinking! I sometimes struggle with what to post.