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.
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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.