Is There An Easier Way To Seed The Vanilla Bean?

Baking By stampinron Updated 17 May 2010 , 4:00am by Kitagrl

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stampinron Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:24am
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Here is what I do...

My beans are soaked in vodka 'cause I like to make my own extract.

Lay bean on clean wax paper. I split my beans in half length wise with a knife. spread out and then with the back of the knife, run it along trying to scrape the seeds out. They stick to the wax paper and I spatula them off into my batter.

Seems like the seeds like to stick to the wax paper and it's should be easier. icon_redface.gif

What do you do?

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Kima920 Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:35am
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I don't even use vanilla beans any more since I found vanilla bean paste. It is a really thick paste that has vanilla beans and extract in it. It is really strong and only a little is needed. I love the stuff and makes my life easier so I don't have to deal with vanilla beans.

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Kitagrl Posted 17 May 2010 , 4:00am
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I cut the edge off with scissors...then run a butter knife down the pod, collecting/scraping the seeds...then scrape the butter knife off on the beater in my mixer wherever the batter is and then all the seeds just get mixed in.

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