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Old 08-02-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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Vanilla Bean...any ideas? :)

I just ordered a 1/4 pound of vanilla beans, and I'd really love to make something sweet and delicious with them. Anyone have any ideas? :)

I'm kind of new to the whole cooking world. I just moved out of my rents house and this is basically my first time on my own, like, cooking (but I really love to learn!)..so...nothing too difficult!! Lol

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Old 08-02-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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you can store some in sugar in a sealed container. A few weeks or months you get some Vanilla Sugar which can be used in anything with sugar and it will have some vanilla flavor in it.


some thing on the top of my head.

creme brulee
vanilla pastry cream
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:52 PM   #3
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Creme Brulee sounds fancy- is it hard to make?
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:53 PM   #4
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some thing on the top of my head.
Want me to knock it off?

I too was going for the creme brulee and the sugar idea. You can also look up vanilla reductions and use them with savory dishes.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:57 PM   #5
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Apple season will be here soon. I think a little vanilla bean seeds in an apple pie is heaven on a plate!
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:02 PM   #6
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hahah K. Elf


Creme brulee is one of those thigns that sound hard but is realyl easy.

The first tiem youll probably struggle but then after that I think youll grab it perfectly.

The hard part is tempering the milk with the eggs/sugar mixture and not currdeling the eggs.

and whisking the eggs and sugar.

Testing for doneness is easy. when it doesnt liek make waves when you jiggle the sheet pan

ohh yeah make sure you cook it in a water bath to help with even baking


(wow that post was all voer the place.)
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:05 PM   #7
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hi tried to send you a welcome post on other thread. keep losing it for some reason.

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Old 08-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #8
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Oh, hello :) hehe, thanks!
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:32 PM   #9
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Vanilla bean ice cream
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:48 PM   #10
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Panna Cotta, baked custard all benefit from a vanilla bean and are easy to do...Home made ice cream great and it tastes so much better than store bought..Take a used vanilla bean and out it in a container with sugar Vanilla sugar in place of reg sugar in anything sweet is wonderful and so easy to do, just don't use a new bean, use one you've scraped the seeds from...I do
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