Uses for pure vanilla extract?
- hungryann Mar 3, 2007 05:39 PM
HI I have a large bottle of pure vanilla extract and I don't bake that often. Where else can I use it? Can I pour it directly in beverages like coffee, tea, smoothies, etc ? Other suggestions?
as long as a smidge of alcohol would be approriate as the flavor of the bean was most likely extracted with alcohol. Fruit salad would be another use. Fruit salsa. I add a small amount to a sweet pepper and tomato sauce and some spices that I slow cook with rum and a little mollasess and serve over pork
lobster with vanilla beurre blanc pops up now and again, and i could also see incorporating it into carribbean type dishes, with spices and maybe rum.
don't know how much you have, but a little goes a long way.
Plain yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, pancakes come to mind. I suppose you could pour some in coffee or tea but I personally think vanilla extract would overwhelm. I would add a little to hot chocolate though...