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Ndali organic vanilla powder and vanilla extract
The best vanilla to use in your cooking
Sometimes using a vanilla pod can be a bit fiddly, especially if you only need small quantities. This is when Ndali’s vanilla powder and extract come into their own. The organic vanilla powder has an intense powerful flavour, while the extract I find is more subtle but deliciously pervasive. At the end of the day it comes down to the speckle.
If you want to see a speckle, in a vanilla ice cream for example, then there is no contest – go for the powder. If you just want the flavour, such as in baking, then reach for the extract. Sometimes it comes down to choice – do you want a speckle in your panna cotta? Me, I do - but I do understand people who want to see a pure cream. So I would recommend you stock both of these amazing products in your kitchen cupboard.
Ndali describe them with adjectives reminiscent of wine: they have “notes of smokey dates, honey, musk and butterscotch”. The organic vanilla powder is 6 certified organic vanilla pods milled into a powder - one teaspoon is equivalent to one extra strong vanilla pod. The vanilla extract is pure and unadulterated, blended from vanilla beans without the addition of sugar or glycerine.
The story behind Ndali is inspiring, and it is worth looking at their website where you will not only find everything you need to know about vanilla, but you will also understand the love and dedication which drives the brand.
It’s all about the speckle.
Ndali vanilla 6 powder
Ndali Vanilla extract intense