Spice Trade — vanilla

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Recipe: Honey & Lavender Ice Cream

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We were looking for a fun way to use lavender flowers rather than boiling them for tea, and came across this popular combination for an ice cream. With a few tweaks, it’s now a super-hit for parties. The recipe is fairly simple and you can make an eggless version as well by substituting both the eggs and milk for more heavy cream. Serves: 4-6 Ingredients– 450ml whole milk– 10g dried lavender– 80ml honey– 5 large egg yolks– 40g sugar– 250ml heavy cream– Optional: 1/2 madagascar vanilla bean (seeds removed and skin) Cooking method   1. In a medium saucepan, stir...

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Recipe: Tahiti Vanilla Orange Cream Tarts

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When we came across this recipe using our Tahiti Vanilla we just absolutely had to share it. Tahiti Vanilla is much sweeter, more fragrant and a totally new experience compared to regular Vanilla. Unlike Madagascar or Indonesian vanilla which is cultivated in farms, Tahiti Vanilla grows wild and is pollenated by birds. Recipe: Tahiti Vanilla Orange Cream Tarts Servings: 6 Ingredients:For the base1/2 cup desiccated coconut1/2 cup almonds (substitute with graham crackers) For the Orange Vanilla Cream1/2 cup cashews nuts (best if soaked overnight)1/2 cup coconut milk1/4 cup fresh orange juice2 tsp honey1/2 tahiti vanilla bean, seeds scraped out from inside, about 4 grams. (Substitute for 1 madagascar...

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A raw delight: Coconut-Vanilla pie

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photo: Moni Antonova An exotic recipe which is not only tasty, but healthy and easy to make. It’s entirely raw, no heating required. Many people believe raw food provides the body with various critical enzymes and proteins that are broken down in cooking. These “Raw foodies” believe that most nutritional value is lost when cooking. All we know is that this recipe tastes great, is easy to make, and really shines when using good quality ingredients. We suggest using only big, thick beans (at least 3g a piece) as these beans have had enough time to mature and give good...

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Mliako S Oriz (Bulgarian Rice Pudding) recipe

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Mliako S Oriz is the Bulgarian version of Rice Pudding, a real treat during the summer heat. From our experience, we’ve seen that some form of rice and milk pudding exists in almost every culture. It’s fascinating to see how different cultures use different ingredients to create new flavour profiles for preparing something that is almost the same, but altogether very different. Unlike most rice puddings, this one is boiled first and then left to cool. Some people also prefer to chill in the fridge and eat it cold – it tastes much better this way. Of course, eating hot...

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Vanilla Almond Cookies

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Cookies can be the most wondrous dessert when done right. Our family recipe is fairly new, but tastes delicious and begged for by relatives each time we go to visit. The secret is chopped almonds and fine vanilla pods used in cooking. The almonds make the texture of the cookie dough more exciting: a playful mix between chewy and crunchy. We also proudly use fresh vanilla pods instead of weak, almost artificial tasting vanilla extract for the flavouring. It’s very powerful, and just 1 large vanilla pod can flavour the entire batch of cookies! You can even use the vanilla...

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