Stupid Question?does Vanilla Go Bad?

Decorating By tenleysmommy Updated 27 Apr 2008 , 2:29pm by tenleysmommy

tenleysmommy Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 8:07pm
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I made some IMBC and added the vanilla,brand new bottle.I added only 2 tbls instead of the 6tbls it called for.The flavor is so strong it's just gross.Just wondering if there was anything I can do and if I should throw the bottle away?Thanks icon_wink.gif Oh yeah,I used Sylvia W. buttercream recipe.

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Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:25pm
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Found this after doing a Google search. It seems to not go bad as long as you seal it properly (tighten the lid).


BigTexinWV Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:07pm
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My grandma also told me that you should always keep Vanilla away from light, so I keep it in a drawer instead of the spice rack. I think that vanilla last at least a year if not longer.

pastrylady Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 6:38pm
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Some brands of vanilla are much stronger than others. If it's a brand you alway use, maybe you got a bad batch. Another possibility, vanilla extract is made with a lot of alcohol, I would imagine the it would evaporate pretty quickly if left open and could concentrate the flavor.

tenleysmommy Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 2:29pm
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Thanks guys,all the info was great.I just threw the bottle away,I did not want to take another chance and waste all my icing again! icon_wink.gif

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