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post #61 of 121
I can\\'t wait to try this. It just kills me that it will take months, I am all for instant gratification icon_smile.gif.
post #62 of 121
I probably should have checked out the recipe before buying the vanilla pods. It cost me $10 for four pods today. The recipe someone posted on page one calls for TWELVE. I think I'll just keep on buying the vanilla essence in the shop.... yikes!! I guess I assumed I'd be using one pod only, silly me!
post #63 of 121
I wonder if you can modify the recipes to make other extracts?
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post #64 of 121
The economical way to buy vanilla beans is by the pound through an eBay dealer in the USA. Seriously cheap and wonderful quality. They get through customs into Australia just fine as they are not live, jic any Aussies were keen to try this! I currently have 4 x 500ml bottles reaching maturity in my pantry!! Yum! There is truly no comparison with bought extract, IMO.

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post #65 of 121
Evoir, you are the best source of info for this sort of thing in our corner of the world! Who do you buy from, do you remember their name?

hmmm... now I have four very expensive pods to do something with.

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The economical way to buy vanilla beans is by the pound through an eBay dealer in the USA. Seriously cheap and wonderful quality. They get through customs into Australia just fine as they are not live, jic any Aussies were keen to try this! I currently have 4 x 500ml bottles reaching maturity in my pantry!! Yum! There is truly no comparison with bought extract, IMO.
post #66 of 121
I just ordered my vanilla beans from ebay. My first batch of vanilla extract should be ready just in time for my birthday! icon_smile.gif
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post #67 of 121
Yay!

Zespri - I am always happy to share my knowledge! I look for stuff from all over the world just to be able to offer my clients something 'different' to the usual wedding cake offerings around these parts icon_smile.gif

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post #68 of 121
Thank you, Madgeowens ,for the recipe. I just got back on this thread ,and see that you did post it. again, thank you.
post #69 of 121
icer.....I tried to find my cheesecake recipe that I posted and I cant locate it.....can I have the link haha
post #70 of 121
Olive Nation has 16 beans for $14.00 no shipping. The beans were very nice quality.

Forgot to add you have to go through amazon to get the deal.
post #71 of 121
I can't wait to try homemade vanilla extract!
Too bad I have to wait...like 6 months. Oh well, good things come to those who wait!

Thanks for the recipes and ideas everyone!
post #72 of 121
Thanks for the information.
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post #73 of 121
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My beans came in yesterday and I got my Grey Goose tonight. So four months from now I will have vanilla extract.

Thanks again, ponderiffic. I had done alot of research but you had exactly what I was looking for.



Did you just stick the beans in the existing bottle of vodka, or did you sterilize a new bottle? I bought some vodka and I would like to just put the beans in the existing bottle.
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post #74 of 121
I thougt about just pouring out the extra vodka and using the bottle, but then I may not be able to get the beans out of the skinny neck if I decided to use them to make vanilla sugar when they were done. So I ended up using a canning jar. I split them, then cut them in half so they would be covered in vodka. Then I put the jar in the brown paper bag that the vodka came in.
post #75 of 121
I found this thread from my recent post. After reading all this great information on how to make vanilla extract, I have decided to give it a try. My question is, can you tell the difference in the taste in cakes & cupcakes? I am excited to try this and was just wondering what a difference it will make. Thanks.
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