June 30, 2016
Both of these projects use vanilla beans. They demonstrate what can be done at home to make you own extracts and how to go about it.
Buy the best vanilla beans that you can find. Look for ones that are not too dried out or brittle. You want to be able to cut them open to expose the “caviar.” This refers to the seeds and the moisture surrounding them and that is what is going to flavor your creations.