These select vanilla beans are moist, flavorful and aromatic, deliciously ideal for any number of cooking and baking applications. Plus, by scraping the vanilla seeds out of the bean and into such dishes as ice cream, custard and crème brûlée, you can add a gourmet visual delight to your culinary creation.
Delicious vanilla flavor is found in both the bean and the seeds, so try to use both. Simply split the bean and scrape the seeds into your dish, which will also give your dishes the irresistible visual appeal of real vanilla seeds. You can simmer the whole bean in milk, cream or another liquid and pour the mixture into your dish. As long as the bean still possesses its characteristic aroma and is moist and pliable, you can rinse, dry and use it again.
1 tablespoon vanilla extract = 1 whole vanilla bean = 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste = 1 tablespoon vanilla powder