How to remove vanilla beans from the pod.

Jo Zimny

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@EmilyJo

Just watched a video about this. I haven't done it yet but plan to. Here's a quick video from CHOW to explain the process:
chow.com/...eds-out-of-a-vanilla-pod


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Serves:

2

Prep:

5 Min

Ingredients

several fresh vanilla bean pods
2 inches of rum

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put the 2" of rum in a quart size preserving jar.
2
Cut a tiny piece of the end of the vanilla bean off and set the whole been vertically in the rum with the cut part facing down.
3
Put the lid on and leave for 2 1/2 weeks.
4
When the time is up using your thumb and forefinger force the beans out of the pod, it should come out really easily. You can store this in a small jar in the fridge.
5
Dry the empty pods and grind them up and use like cinnamon in breads or muffins, or whatever you like.
6
Enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts