Where can I find vanilla paste, what does it look like?? Thanks!
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.
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.
What is it used for? I've never heard of vanilla paste.
I use it in place of vanilla extract in recipes. It's thick, more like the consistency of honey than of an extract.