Monday, January 15, 2007

Vanilla Paste


Who doesn't like trying new things in the kitchen? Should have included this in the previous post with the Saigon Cinnamon. Have used the cinnamon & vanilla paste together in several recipes over the holidays & they are so wonderful. The vanilla paste is quite tasty & contains flecks of vanilla bean. Have stirred it into yogurt & made ice cream with it. Substitute it for vanilla extract in like amounts. Wonderful!

6 Comments:

Blogger K & S said...

This vanilla paste as well as the saigon cinnamon sound wonderfully fragrant!

15 January, 2007 17:00  
Blogger Natalia said...

I've never tried vanilla paste before. Does it taste any different than extract?

15 January, 2007 18:26  
Blogger Fran said...

Hi Kat--Yes, they are fragrant. Makes the whole house smell wonderful. Thanks for visiting.

Hello Natalia--I think it tastes more "real" if that makes any sense. You can see the actual vanilla bean flecks in it. It is the consistency of a thick syrup. I suppose if you didn't want vanilla bean flecks in your product you might not want to use it. Thanks for leaving a comment. Come back!

15 January, 2007 18:42  
Blogger Pebbles said...

Interesting. I have never seen vanilla paste. Is it difficult to find?

21 January, 2007 17:11  
Blogger Fran said...

Hi Pebbles--got mine at Trader Joe's. Nielsen-Massey has it also, although probably costs more. Haven't seen it in the grocery stores. Was sure worth the trip to TJ's! Thanks for leaving a comment.

23 January, 2007 06:08  
Blogger Pebbles said...

Thanks for the info! I love TJs! I went there all the time when I lived in Boston - 10 years ago. They are trying to open here in Atlanta...I am quite excited.

25 January, 2007 20:52  

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