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Vanilla Paste & Essence - Clone of Vanilla Bean Paste and Vanilla Extract


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Ingredients

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For Paste and Extract

  • 25-30 vanilla pods
  • 770 grams raw sugar.
  • 650 grams water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
  • 700ml bottle vodka, 30-40% alcohol

Vanilla Paste & Essence - Clone of Vanilla Bean Paste and Vanilla Extract

  • 25-30 vanilla pods
  • 770 grams raw sugar.
  • 650 grams water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
  • 700ml bottle vodka, 30-40% alcohol
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Recipe's preparation

    For Paste, & ending with Extract
  1. Split all the pods in half scraping the beans into a separate bowl 

    place sugar in TM bowl 20sec speed 9

    Add water and cook 100degrees 6min sp4

    Add all the vanilla pods and the scraped out seeds to the TM bowl. With the lemon/lime juice. Then cook with MC OFF at 100 degrees 6min Counter-clockwise operation sp2 ( note:lemon is not for flavour, but to assist in not crystallising the mixture)

    Then scrape down sides and again with MC OFF mix for a further 7min Counter-clockwise operation sp 2 to allow to cool slightly and infuse.

    While this heavenly mixture is cooling, fill a bottle at least 500ml size 350ml of vodka, leaving 350ml vodka in the original vodka bottle, each will then have enough room for some pods to go in.

    After the 7minutes,  place 3-5 of the cooked pods into the bottles filled with vodka and seal. Place in dark cupboard for 8-12 weeks before use. Use in recipes calling for vanilla extract or essence.  You can decant into a smaller bottle once infused and Top up the main bottles with alcohol as required every 12 months or so using the same pods.

    The remaining liquid in your TM bowl is Vanilla Paste. Place this liquid and all of the pods into a well sealed jar or bottle, pour a small amount of the beany liquid into a very small jar, and use a teaspoon in your favourite recipes like custards, cakes and desserts for the extra special vanilla flavour with the speckle of vanilla beans. Or, as I have done, place intuitive 5-6 small sealable jars to give away. Leaving the pods and at least 100mls of paste in a "starter" jar. The main paste bottle or starter jar will intensify over time and can be topped up with a sugar syrup when needed (after approx 8-12 months)

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Tip

Organic Vanilla Pods can be sourced online, I sourced mine from PNG (26 beans/pods) which has yielded 700 ml vanilla paste and 700ml Vanilla Extract. Comparing to supermarket prices, $10 for a 65g jar, this is very economical. 

Use 1/2tsp of paste in place of 1tsp essence in recipes.

I bought my 150ml jar from a cheap shop for $2 each.


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  • So easy.. can't wait for the next 8 to 12 weeks :...

    Submitted by 66FXY on 21. March 2017 - 09:34.

    So easy.. can't wait for the next 8 to 12 weeks : )

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  • question. My essence has been

    Submitted by HayleyBlair on 5. April 2016 - 10:00.

    question. My essence has been in dark cupboard now for 6 months and still smells of alcohol. Have I done something wrong. 

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  • I would let it get to halfish

    Submitted by cldcooks on 23. August 2015 - 17:27.

    I would let it get to halfish and then topped up with 40mls...

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  • When topping up your saved

    Submitted by HayleyBlair on 7. August 2015 - 10:46.

    When topping up your saved pot of 100mls with sugar syrup, how much syrup would you use??? 

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