How to Scrape a Vanilla Bean
What To Do With A Fresh Vanilla Pod
Fresh vanilla bean really does knock the shorts off of your run of the mill vanilla extract. It’s more expensive, but totally worth it for certain dishes.
What you will need
1 vanilla bean
How to cook
Slice through the length of the vanilla bean.
Press the inner side of the pod lightly between your thumb and a blade. Drag the pod so that the blade scrapes the seed from the pod.
See all that seed? Using the bean directly provides a richer flavor than vanilla extract. Plus, i love seeing those little black speckles in a dish, the sign of real vanilla.