What do you do when a friend brings you back a couple of bags of vanilla beans from Bali? You certainly don’t let them go to waste! You hunt down the perfect recipe. Well Changing Habits has always had great recipes – so I knew if anyone could make great Vanilla Bean Paste it had to be Cyndi! With a couple of tweaks I have a beautiful thermomix Vanilla Bean Paste, ready to take your cooking flavour to the next level.
The smell and flavour of this concentrated thermomix vanilla bean paste is divine. It will keep well for you in the fridge for a very long time. If a recipe asks for 1 tsp of vanilla, I use a scant ½ tsp of this vanilla bean paste.
I suggest doing your research and detective skills in finding the best price in Australia for Vanilla Beans. As I mentioned I was lucky enough to get these from a friend’s visit to Bali. She can’t remember where she bought them from – which I have told her in no uncertain terms the next time she goes over she must find out where so I can let you all know!
I had a couple of friends test this recipe and the general consensus – “This is SOOOOOO worth the time looking for decent priced Vanilla Beans. Leonie don’t change a thing!”
One of my testers suggested that this Vanilla Bean Paste would be better than baking cookies if your house is on the market and you have an ‘open house’. So if you need a good sale converter – give this a try! 🙂
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- 140g rapadura sugar
- 125g water
- 10 vanilla beans, cut into thirds
- Sterilise a glass jar.
Place rapadura sugar and water into TM bowl and dissolve 5 mins / 50°C /
- Add vanilla beans and blend 20 sec / speed 9. Scrape down bowl and lid and repeat until smooth.
Store in sterilised jar and keep in fridge.
TIP: Make something to utilise all the little specks of yummy vanilla left behind in your bowl and hiding under the blades. e.g. custard, cookies, rice pudding and jam.
Store in fridge up to 6 months.
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