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jeanette l l

Vanilla extract

When Delia first had her recipe for low fat carrot cake there was an ad for vanilla extract at the bottom of the page. I bought some of it and it was really thick, exactly the consistency i wanted. Unfortunately when the bottle was finished i threw it away without making a note of the make etc. Now the only extract i can get is the thin watery stuff. Anyone know where i can get the 'real thing' once more?

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Gerry

Vanilla extract, Vanilla paste

I make my own extract by filling a small jar with vanilla pods and covering them with vodka and waiting (a month). It is thin, pale and tastes quite strong.
Vanilla paste I have bought: it's dark, thick and strong.
I'm wondering whether you bought the paste?

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jeanette l l

Vanilla Extract

Thanks for your reply. The item I bought was definitely vanilla extract although i have bought paste since to try it and mixed it with the watery extract you can buy in most shops.
Thanks again.

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Gerry

vanilla stuff

I've never bought the extract, only made it. I'd describe it as vodka-ry rather than watery.

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Queen of Puds

Vanilla extract

You tend to see the version that is sold in Lakeland - dark brown bottle with pale yellow label - Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract 60ml. About £5 usually. But I have used that version and the supercook version which is in a smaller bottle & is cheaper by gramme - both are ok - but I prefer the paste if I can get it. All the major supermarkets carry it in some form or another.

 
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