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Old 08-08-2006, 02:19 PM   #11
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Buy excellent vanilla beans and vanilla on eBay. A fraction of the price.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:23 PM   #12
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LOL... Zhlake if I found them here 3 for 8 dollars I'd think I'd found a great deal. I saw them 1 for 8 dollars at Safeway the other day. They are almost worth it though. YUMMMY!
Well I would highly question the quality of this product. I just don't think it would be worth it.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:43 PM   #13
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Thanks GB I'll give that a shot before going and buying a new one.
I've promised our friend that we'd bring vanilla bean ice cream for dinner tomorrow night and I don't want to disappoint him.
I've had that happen, too, Trish. Put the whole bean into the milk while you scald it, and THEN take it out and scrape the beans back into the milk. It will work just fine. And then, when you have rinsed and dried what is left of that little sucker, tuck it into your sugar canister to make yummy vanilla sugar!
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:04 PM   #14
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Thanks!!!!!
I love this place! Everyone is so helpful!!!!
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:36 PM   #15
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I was going to suggest what Tattrat did - maybe if they 'rehydrated' in vodka, you could then split them and retrieve the seeds. And then if you have some extra brown sugar, reg. sugar, dry espresso laying around...you have Kaluaha!!
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Old 08-08-2006, 06:23 PM   #16
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and.. one can never ever have too much Kaluaha!

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Old 08-08-2006, 08:18 PM   #17
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I agree with what was said above...rehydrate it, but only in a liquid that you're going to cook with or flavor with be it cream, coconut milk, etc. You could also add it to olive oil and do a vanilla and olive oil poached lobster, halibut, etc.

Or vodka. Vodka is always good.
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:25 PM   #18
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I used it with the milk that I used in the ice cream and it's WONDERFUL!!!
I can't wait until tomorrow when I get a whole scoop.

Thank you for all your help!
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Good Job, PDS!
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The same thing has happened to me. I wrap the bean in a wet paper towel and then nuke it for a few seconds. I've been known to drop the emptied pod into the liquid (for flan, or custard) for a while, just to be certain all the seeds get out.
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