Mexican Vanilla Beans
The flavor of Mexican vanilla is similar to Madagascar beans though they have a mellower, smooth, quality and a spicy, woody fragrance. Their robust flavor is great for rich baked goods. Try in crème sauces, ice cream, sweet breads, custard, cheesecake and other wonderful desserts.
Never refrigerate or freeze. Keep in an airtight container, out of sunlight and away from heat. Use the whole pod or cut and remove the inner seeds. The easiest way to obtain the inner seed is to split the bean lengthwise, open the bean up flat and scrape from top to bottom with the edge of a knife. No need to throw away the bean. Try using the vanilla bean skin by adding it to the drip basket to flavor your next pot of coffee. One vanilla bean is equal to 1 Tbsp. of extract.
Flavor of Mexican Vanilla Beans
These whole beans have a mellow, smooth, quality and a spicy, woody aroma and pair well with cloves, cinnamon, and saffron.
Uses of Mexican Vanilla Beans
Add to rich baked goods like cheesecake. Use in cream sauces, ice cream, custard, and other desserts. Never refrigerate or freeze. Store away from heat and sunlight in an airtight container.
Mexican Vanilla Beans Recipe
Split the bean lengthwise, open the bean up flat, and scrape from top to bottom with the edge of a knife. One vanilla bean is equal to 1 T vanilla extract. Pod can also be used whole.