I started by splitting one of the beans in half and putting it in a mason jar of vodka to start making my extract and another mason jar of vodka for my Christmas baking/evening nightcap. I've found that most my recipes come out better when I use the homemade extract instead of store bought stuff. I have also used a few beans cut in half in a beer I was brewing as I normally get my vanilla beans from the brewery shop. Having the beans sit in the beer during the fermentation process is a great way to make sure those flavors come out in the flavor and not just in the nose of the beer. I absolutely love how fresh and wonderful these beans are that I can barely wait to bake my cookies and drink this amazing beer!
Available to Purchase/Cost: Starting at $1.99/ bean but the more you buy the price goes down
Recommendation: This is a little steep of a price to pay for vanilla beans especially being on a budget that so many people are now a days, but the quality of what you are getting is amazing compared to anything else. If you are buying in bulk this is worth it, and many times they are running sales so it's not so terrible in pricing.
Giveaway: Beanilla is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a bottle of 4oz Madagascar Single Fold Extract and 3 Madagascar vanilla beans of their own!
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