Dried Vanilla Beans

Decorating By umabdurrahman Updated 10 Aug 2008 , 7:13pm by umabdurrahman

umabdurrahman Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 6:32pm
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my dozen or so vanilla beans dried out. is there any way i can revive them and keep their quality? thanks icon_smile.gif

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chutzpah Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 6:39pm
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Auughhh!

They will probably rehydrate in a warm liquid and will still contain flavor. I don't recommend attempting to cut open very dry beans until they are rehydrated, as it's easy to have the knife slip. If you prefer, grind them up and use them in a recipe that calls for ground beans.

umabdurrahman Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 7:13pm
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if i grind them can i still use them as i would just the scraped out seeds or would it ruin the recipe? i usually use them in cookies, cheesecakes and drinks. i haven't seen any recipes for ground beans.

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