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Tastebom freeze dried whole organic vanilla beans which are then milled into a fine powder. Each packet contains 25g of pure powder the equivalent of the seeds of 20+ whole beans. Excellent for applications where liquid is an issue, Tastebom powdered vanilla is the perfect alternative.
Great for when you want more seed visible.
Use the powder in baking, biscuits, truffles, ganache, anything with chocoalte and even make your own vanilla extract.
To make your own extract, add 25gms of vanilla powder to a 150-200ml sized bottle or jar, add 80-100 mls of vodka and allow to infuse in a warm spot of a few weeks. You can then sweeten with a little agave nectar or sugar syrup (you need to dissolve the sugar before adding as will remain in its granular state otherwise).
Vanilla can also be used in savoury applications and Tastebom Vanilla Powder is perfect for making vanilla salt. To make your own vanilla salt add 1-2 tablespoons to 100 gms of sea salt, blitz in blender and allow to steep for a week or two. A small pinch of Vanilla Salt adds zing to desserts...only add small pinch though, try in a hot chocolate or with any chocolate dessert. Use with seafood for scalllop and lobster heaven. Here's a link to a recipe using vanilla salt, Vanilla and Lime Chicken Skewers from SBS's "Destination Flavour" : http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipe/15693/Vanilla-and-lime_chicken_skewers
Try vanilla in a savoury dish. Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks is easy and a beautiful dinner party dish if you want to try something new and different. You will find the recipe under the recipe tab on the home page.