Making Vanilla Extract From Scratch, Is It Really Better Than Vanilla Paste?

Decorating By anavillatoro1 Updated 27 May 2014 , 11:37pm by jennicake

anavillatoro1 Posted 26 May 2014 , 11:21pm
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AI am thinking of doing home made vanilla. The recipe looks simple 10 vanilla beans split lengthwise and 1 liter of vodka. Now I is it is it really better than vanilla paste? Thanks in advance.

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jennicake Posted 26 May 2014 , 11:25pm
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Totally worth it, but you'll need more like 30 beans for 1L of vodka

anavillatoro1 Posted 26 May 2014 , 11:34pm
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AThanks for the advice this recipe is the one whit more positive reviews and wow 30 vanilla beans is alot I better half the recipe, thanks again

anavillatoro1 Posted 26 May 2014 , 11:37pm
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AAnd a cuestion do you hapen to now how long it last? I am a home baker and do not used in a daily basis thanks

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 26 May 2014 , 11:39pm
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I don't think it's better than a good paste by any stretch, but it is certainly better than store bought extracts.
I would look into making your own paste instead, I do that, doesn't cost much more if you buy your beans in bulk, and tastes amazing.

anavillatoro1 Posted 26 May 2014 , 11:46pm
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AIt's that possible? Wow I love the madagascar vanilla paste but I read somewhere that is just vanilla bean ground do now if is true ?

anavillatoro1 Posted 26 May 2014 , 11:47pm
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ANow I am going to the vanilla paste thank you!

Danilou Posted 27 May 2014 , 12:17am
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AHow do you make vbp and how long do you need to let it sit before you can use it?

anavillatoro1 Posted 27 May 2014 , 12:39am
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AI tink you used right away because the vanilla beans are really the leftovers of the vanilla extract, I am going to keep reading and see what I found.

AZCouture Posted 27 May 2014 , 12:43am
post #10 of 13 for beans and the best paste EVER.

Smckinney07 Posted 27 May 2014 , 1:25am
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AThe VBP sounds amazing, I have been using the NM, but these prices are much better. Thanks!

Ana-I've never made my own vanilla extract, I tend to use the paste for everything. I do make my own vanilla sugar, it's not necessary but I like using it for certain things.

anavillatoro1 Posted 27 May 2014 , 3:23am
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AThank you AZ and smckkinney07 !! ;-D

jennicake Posted 27 May 2014 , 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by AZCouture for beans and the best paste EVER.


I'm so sad that they wont ship their vanilla bean paste to Canada :(

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