Vanilla Paste

Decorating By Creative_chika Updated 13 Apr 2009 , 7:16pm by bonniebakes

Creative_chika Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 4:54pm
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Where can I find vanilla paste, what does it look like?? Thanks! icon_wink.gif

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PinkZiab Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 6:00pm
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A lot of high-end gourmet markets carry it, or if you have a bakery, ask your purveyor/supplier if they carry it. Nielsen-Massey offers some, I believe, so anyone that carries their products should have it, although if you can get it wholesale it will likely be cheaper. I've also heard that trader joe's carries it at a very good price.

I love it--I use it ALL the time when fresh beans aren't an option. It's a brown thick paste flecked with vanilla bean "caviar." It's sort of a marriage between vanilla beans and extract.

http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/pure-vanilla-bean-paste-madagascar-bourbon-island

bonniebakes Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:04pm
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I agree - I love vanilla paste!!

I have seen it at William-Sonoma and Le Gourmet Chef. I've also seen it in mail order catalogs... likely from King Arthur Flour and/or Kitchen Krafts.

SweetMelissa2007 Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:08pm
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What is it used for? I've never heard of vanilla paste.

bonniebakes Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:16pm
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I use it in place of vanilla extract in recipes. It's thick, more like the consistency of honey than of an extract.

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