Vanilla Bean Vs Vanilla Extract

Decorating By msnrozier Updated 28 Aug 2009 , 1:19pm by MissCathcart

msnrozier Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 10:57pm
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I wnt to make a passion fruit filling but it calls for vanilla bean but the supermarkets around here do not sell Vbeans, so does putting in extract make a hugh difference!???

Wholefoods is just to far to go for 2 beans in a jar!

I guess this question will go for any recipe that calls for a vanilla bean.

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Bunsen Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:20pm
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It will be fine with extract - I only use the beans if I'm making something special as they are expensive. A good alternative is vanilla bean paste - like very thick extract but also has the little black seeds so it looks like you used a real bean, not sure if you have that in the US though.

Lita829 Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:33pm
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They sell vanilla bean paste at Williams-Sonoma...I use it in all my vanilla flavored goods. It runs about $11 for an 8oz jar.

Edited to correct the size of the jar. It is a 4oz jar of vanilla bean paste for $11. Sorry for the confusion.

MissCathcart Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:34pm
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I recently saw powdered vanilla on a site, but have yet to try it myself.

PinkZiab Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 12:45am
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I use vanilla bean paste a lot... on of my favorite flavorings (amazing when added to a meringue buttercream) and a cheaper than using fresh beans... Surfasonline.com sells quart bottles of neilsen massey paste.

Lita829 Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 1:15am
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Originally Posted by PinkZiab

I use vanilla bean paste a lot... on of my favorite flavorings (amazing when added to a meringue buttercream) and a cheaper than using fresh beans... Surfasonline.com sells quart bottles of neilsen massey paste.




OMG....I just went to the website. I think I'm in heaven......

Thanks for the link icon_smile.gif

MissCathcart Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 1:19pm
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I went to the site too. Surfasonline.com The prices are fantastic.

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