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10/25/10 4:20 P

rena that's great!! i looked up chef meg's recipie and am already excited about making my own. would have nver thought of it otherwise, thanks! but where do you get your vanilla beans??

10/25/10 4:20 P

thank you susan! i did my own google search but didn't uncover anything as informative as you provided. good to know, and i love using vanilla flavoring with my coffee and oatmeal, but felt like i didn't taste it with the i know why. Putting it with warm liquids evaporates it! i think i will stick with the vanilla powder (different than vanilla sugar powder) as i've also learned from your article!

10/23/10 5:33 P

Vanilla powder--that with which I am familiar--is in a (primarily) corn starch base and is intended to be used in small amounts for baking. Vanilla extract as we know it is rarely seen in many other countries. Incidentally, if you spill an entire can and vacuum it up from behind the fridge, you will be smelling vanilla for the next 8 years. (True story)

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,228
10/23/10 11:45 A

I looked up vanilla powder, and found a description at the bottom of this page -

I've used it before, and the amount you use is so tiny that I wouldn't worry too much about the calorie difference to extract.

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RENA1965 Posts: 17,878
10/22/10 3:17 P

Chef Megs vanilla on sparks is great.. I made it with vodka, don't use purchased stuff anymore. I make it myself.

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JAVACHIP Posts: 391
10/22/10 12:58 P


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10/22/10 11:42 A

that's what i thought it might be but i've dipped my finger and tasted it right from the bottle and it's not very sweet at all.

-POOKIE- Posts: 12,589
10/22/10 8:46 A

Vanilla powder here is powdered vanilla sugar, so basically sugar... extract is way less calories.

10/21/10 3:53 P

i love including vanilla extract in many of my daily meals (and even my coffee). Recently found a vanilla powder at a specialty store. The label on the posder is very basic and doesn't include any nutritional information, but was wondering if anyone here was familiar with what the difference was between the liquid form and the powder form? calorie difference? taste, potency, and if they could be used interchangeably? thank you! :)

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