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post #2806 of 16333
Hi guys, where are you buying vanilla in bulk? Proper vanilla extract or paste, not essence. I'm trying to find somewhere with no luck...some of the websites I find look a bit dodgy! Must be able to deliver to Europe. I can't find anywhere in Spain so I think the UK is my best bet (importing food from the US always gets stopped at customs!)
post #2807 of 16333
I buy vanilla beans from eBay. I make my own vanilla extract using the beans and vodka. I'm getting some of these ones when they get their next shipment, 100 for £26 + postage. They do do cheaper ones but I prefer the top quality ones. Www.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=390384631068 and they ship worldwide. HTH
post #2808 of 16333
Forgot to say if you buy in bulk, make sure you store them properly otherwise they won't last as long. They can last over a year if stored properly.
post #2809 of 16333
Thanks Lisa, I've made my own in the past (I ordered from vanillapodsuk) but I really get through loads of it and it's become a bit of a pain to make so much. So I stopped making it a while back and have now run out... Also, from now on I have to have traceable vanilla pods and most of these companies don't have lot numbers etc on their packages. I have been using Nielsen Massey paste recently and like it a lot but it's expensive to get in the little bottles. I know they do larger ones but I can't find them over here in Europe.
post #2810 of 16333
Thanks for your response about the veg fat lisa. The price of butters seems to keep going up near me so I may switch to veg fat for a while and see how things go.

Guess we'll have to keep searching for the cake stands. I'll let you know if I get anywhere!
post #2811 of 16333
Hi Dayti, I buy my Vanilla from Costco. They have a 487ml of bottle for somewhere around £5. So when ever I go there, I buy at least2 at a time. Do you have any shops like that over there?
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post #2812 of 16333
Hi Guys, can anyone tell me how I can join Pinterest, I have been trying to join via emailing them - without any response. I would love to get an invite as I find the idea of having all your interests, ideas and inspiration pinned on a board that is easily accessible would be really great. If anyone on here can help me out I would be so grateful. TIA thumbs_up.gif
post #2813 of 16333
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Originally Posted by bashini

Hi Dayti, I buy my Vanilla from Costco. They have a 487ml of bottle for somewhere around £5. So when ever I go there, I buy at least2 at a time. Do you have any shops like that over there?



Over here we have Makro which is also a cash&carry/wholesale but they don't sell vanilla at all, in any form. Very strange. I will keep looking. I did find the Nielsen Massey number for European distribution so I may give them a call to see if they can help. Thanks
post #2814 of 16333
Hello LisaPeps, Im in the uk,do you use the same amount of baking fat as you would use in butter or marg for a cake,and can you recommened a baking fat for me,as i would love to try it Thank you.
post #2815 of 16333
Any one else having problems with bsg forum?
post #2816 of 16333
yes it is saying that it has crashed ,if you hear anything can you post on here Thanks.
post #2817 of 16333
does anyone have a maderia cake recipe they wouldnt mind sharing, i look in the recipe section and they dont have any listed. i tried one last week for 1st time, but it dried out super quick but think i may have leveled it off too soon, i read on one website that you should wrap it up while it cools, apart from trying last week i have never bake a maderia cake before so any tips would be great,


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post #2818 of 16333
Hi, I have made Lindy Smith's recipe and it was nice. But I personaly don't like madeira. icon_smile.gif
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post #2819 of 16333
thank you, i was thinking it may be better to use for carved cakes, do you use normal sponge cake for carving??

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post #2820 of 16333
No, I use the HD Sponge which is posted on the BSG message board ( unfortunately you can't access it as the message board has crashed). The madeira is really good for carving though.
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