Vanilla Beans, from Mexico
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Regular price £16.00
We all love that nostalgic feeling we get when we scoop into our favourite vanilla ice-cream. And we all definitely agree that fresh and high quality ingredients make all the difference.
Therefore, from Mexico, the motherland of vanilla, we offer you with premium quality vanilla beans that will elevate your cooking experience. Mexico is the home of this orchid family & the Totonacs were the first to know about vanilla cultivation.
Mexican vanilla beans have a softer, smoother quality and a spicy, woody fragrance that provides depth that other vanilla beans cannot match. The aroma is characterized by a very intense and chocolaty aroma that makes it suitable not only for refining all kinds of desserts and cakes, but also for seasoning meat, fish and crustaceans.
Use our vanilla beans to upgrade any of your dishes especially perfect for baking goods to enrich flavours. With the intensely smooth addition of vanilla, even savory dishes and coffee can be enhanced.
What Does It Taste Like?
Vanilla beans has a creamy and spicy aroma, with a touch of nutmeg and notes of cloves and toast. With a delicate floral bouquet at the end.
The flavour profile of Mexican Vanilla Beans have a mellow, smooth quality and a spicy, woody fragrance with more earthy aroma notes.
How Is It Used?
The bold, robust flavour of Mexican Vanilla Beans is perfect in recipes where vanilla is playing a starring role: such as cheesecakes, chocolate desserts, custards, crème brulee, ice cream and sweet breads.
Slice open a vanilla pod lengthwise. Inside you’ll find thousands of tiny, fragrant seeds. A good vanilla pod should be flexible and slightly moist. You can easily substitute vanilla extract with vanilla beans in any recipe, one vanilla bean is roughly equivalent to about 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
While the tiny seeds inside the vanilla pod is usually used for baking; however, the pods themselves have a lot of lavour, too. You can use the pods to infuse milk or cream with vanilla flavour or make infused maple syrup. In addition, they can also be used to create vanilla extract and vanilla-scented sugar.