Many cooking recipes, mainly for baking cakes and preparing desserts, require vanilla beans. These little fellas have the power to give a delicious flavor and aroma to food, but it is important that they come from high-quality vanilla pods.
To make the most of the pods, they should be split lengthwise with the help of a knife and scraped to get all the vanilla seeds. Although the pods are left without seeds, they are still very useful and can be used to flavor milk and sugar, and to make homemade vanilla extract.
In this quick 3-minute video you will learn how to cut a vanilla pod to get its vanilla beans. It is fast and simple to do; you will love it!
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