Vanilla Bean: How To

Vanilla is one of the most popular baking ingredients and is required in almost every dessert. Artificial vanilla extract is often substituted  for real vanilla, found in vanilla beans. The appeal of artificial vanilla extract is based on convenience and low price tag. Vanilla beans are a little bit more expensive but definitely worth the money. You can definitely taste the difference between a vanilla bean and its artificial counterpart. Vanilla bean has a rich flavour. Follow the illustration below to learn how to scrape a vanilla bean.


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Written by Janine Goodman

Janine Goodman

As the online Food Editor, Janine Goodman, a trained chef and dedicated mom has a passion for creating easy to make dishes for the whole family. Whether its baking or cooking, her love of fresh produce and accessible ingredients make it a joy for readers to try her recipes.

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