Make your own hand-crafted vanilla extract

Making vanilla extract is not difficult, is very rewarding to prepare, and can be developed and enhanced the longer you steep it.  It starts getting really good after 3-4 months and just gets better with age.  The Amazonia Vanilla Company prefers the bourbon variety of vanilla, known for its bold and intense flavors and variances. Continue reading “Make your own hand-crafted vanilla extract”

Introducing: Vanilla Powder

Vanilla extract is what we are accustomed to using, but vanilla powder is not well known among home chefs.  Most extracts are alcohol based, which evaporate out during the high baking temperature, and some of the flavor also escapes. Vanilla powder is pure ground vanilla bean and includes the inner seed and paste to packContinue reading “Introducing: Vanilla Powder”