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Vanilla is a flavoring derived from vanilla orchids. The pods of the orchid are harvested when still immature and odourless and then left in humid and hot conditions for seven to ten days before being dried out. Once the vanilla pods have dried the vanilla can then be cured to leave vanilla powder or Vanilla extract.

Vanilla pods can be bought in delicatessens or upmarket food stores and while expensive are the best way to add vanilla flavouring to dishes. Split the stem and use a sharp knife to extract the sticky black syrup in the pods. A split pod can also be added to granulated sugar to create vanilla sugar, which is used in many baking recipes.

Vanilla orchids originally originated from Mexico although production is now most intense in Madagascar and Indonesia.

Vanilla is used as a flavoring for a wide range of foods but its most common use is in ice cream, where it has become the most common flavor served worldwide.

Vanilla is also used in perfumes and aromatherapy oils.

Relevant Recipes for Vanilla

Recipe Names

  1. 14-Carat Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
  2. Almond Meringue Cake With Strawberry And Vanilla Ice Cream
  3. Amazing Orange-Vanilla Cake Roll
  4. Arugula And Goat Cheese Salad With Vanilla Bean Oil
  5. Baked Vanilla Cheesecake
  6. Balsamic Glazed Grilled Plums With Vanilla Ice Cream
  7. Banana And Vanilla Pancakes
  8. Banana Vanilla Wafer Pie
  9. Bavarian Vanilla Cream
  10. Ben And Jerry's French Vanilla Ice Cream
  11. Biscota Vanilias Me Amigdala (Vanilla/Almond Cookies)
  12. Blood Orange Salad With Vanilla Vinaigrette, Fried Shallots And Frisee
  13. Blueberry Soup With Vanilla Custard Cream
  14. Bourbon-Chocolate Pecan Pie With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  15. Broiled Bananas On Vanilla Ice Cream
  16. Broiled Grapefruit With Vanilla-Ginger Sauce
  17. Broiled Mixed Berries With Vanilla Custard Sauce
  18. Carrot Puree With Vanilla
  19. Champagne Vanilla Sauce
  20. Cherries Jubilee (Hot Brandied Over Vanilla Ice Cream)
  21. Cherry Vanilla Blintzes
  22. Cherry Vanilla Blintzes With Nectarines And Cherries
  23. Chestnut Crepes With Vanilla Sugar
  24. Chocolate And Vanilla Chip Biscotti
  25. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies With Vanilla Cream Filling
  26. Chocolate, Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  27. Chocolate, Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake With Vanilla Ice Crea
  28. Coconut-Rice Pudding With Vanilla-Poached Pineapple Sauce
  29. Cold Lobster And Vanilla Bean Salad Over Fresh Maiche With Toasted Croutons
  30. Cornish Game Hens With Vanilla Date Pure And Fuji Apples
  31. Crab And Sweet Potato Hash With Vanilla Sabayon
  32. Crab Claws In A Champagne Vanilla Sauce
  33. Crabmeat Gratin With Vanilla Bean Sabayon
  34. Cranberry-Vanilla Muffins
  35. Cup Cakes With Vanilla And Chocolate Icings
  36. Death By Vanilla Pudding
  37. Emeril's Warm Peach Pancakes With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  38. Flaming Mango Sauce Over Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
  39. French Vanilla Base For Ice Cream
  40. French Vanilla Ice Cream, Sauteed Bananas, Phyllo Triangles
  41. Fresh Fruit With Vanilla Sauce
  42. General Foods International Coffees' French Vanilla Cafe
  43. Glazed Carrots With Vanilla And Brown Sugar
  44. Grilled Bananas w Vanilla Ice Cream & Hot Chocolate Sauce
  45. Grilled Bananas W/ Vanilla Ice Cream & Hot Chocolate Sauce
  46. Grilled Pineapple With Vanilla Butter
  47. Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
  48. Honey Vanilla Cheesecake
  49. Honey Vanilla Ice Cream
  50. Honey Vanilla Ice Cream
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Recipe Ingredients

  1. "14-Carat" Fig Cake - Low-fat
  2. "One Minute" Cake Tried and True (8 PTS)
  3. "Soup Of Fruits" w Chardonnay Sabayon & Coconut Shortbreads
  4. "The Ultimate Sin" Chocolate Cake
  5. 'Better Than Sex' Cake
  6. 'Cake' Ice-Cream Cones
  7. 'Gimme Both' Pumpkin-Pecan Pie W/Bourbon Whipped Cream
  8. 'Peanutters'
  9. 1,2,3,4 Cake
  10. 10 Minute Fruit Tart
  11. 14-Carat Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
  12. 22-Minute Chocolate Cake
  13. 3-Step Cheesecake Recipe
  14. 4th grade Apple Yum (4 PTS)
  15. 5 Minute Pro-Quick-Erols (A Knock-Off Profiterol)
  16. 6 Layer Toffee Torte
  17. 7-Grain Oatmeal Cake
  18. A Chocolate Cake That's Got It All
  19. A Fresh Cranberry And Semisweet Chocolate Trifle
  20. A Surprise-Inside French Toast
  21. A Variation On The Theme Of Pashka
  22. Abigail Van Buren's Pecan Pie
  23. Acapulco Chocolate Chip Cookies
  24. Acme Hot Fudge Sundaes
  25. Acorn Pie
  26. Adobe Pie
  27. Aelplermagronen (The Alpine Farmer's Macaroni W. Applesauce
  28. After Midnight Chocolate Glaze
  29. Afternoon Tea Cakes
  30. Agnes's Mocha Velvet Pie
  31. Al's Chocolate To The Max.
  32. Al's New York Corn Muffins
  33. Aladdin's Pizza
  34. Alain Senderen's Salade De Fruit Exotique
  35. Albertina's Brown Sugar Muffins
  36. All About Shortcakes
  37. All-American Apple Pie
  38. All-American Chocolate Cake
  39. All-Day Applesauce With Frozen Yogurt
  40. Almond And Grain Tart - {Pastiera Di Mandorle}
  41. Almond Butter Cookies
  42. Almond Cheesecake
  43. Almond Cookie Shells For Ice Cream
  44. Almond Cookies
  45. Almond Cream
  46. Almond Cream Fruit Tartelettes
  47. Almond Custards With Almond Milk - {Biancomangiare}
  48. Almond Eggnog French Toast
  49. Almond French Toast
  50. Almond Madeleines
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