Spice Trade — vanilla

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

Market update: Chipotle and Vanilla

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Chipotle Chilli pricing has started shooting up and supplies are short all throughout the world - producing regions in Latin America have all been suffering tremendously under covid, and lockdowns sporadically coming on-off aren't doing supply any favours.     Madagascar Vanilla supply is ever so slowly finally coming back to the good old days. We have heard news from our growers that good quality mature crop is finally coming onto the market, 4-5 gram beans as we used to supply years ago. Pricing is still very high but expected to come down in a few months as the new crop arrivals...

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The Best Cacao Brownies

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This one is our favourite tried and tested recipe for perfect chewy and rich chocolate brownies. Made with our very own Peruvian organic cacao powder. Recipe: Rich Cacao Brownies Yield: 12-16 pieces Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs vanilla caviar scraped from 1/2 a jumbo tahitian vanilla bean 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup cacao powder, depends how strong you like your brownie 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ground pink himalayan salt (substitute with ordinary sea salt if you don’t have) 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder (Ceylon Cinnamon works best as it’s sweeter...

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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: Spiced Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

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Recipe: Spiced Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

As basically everyone knows by now, Chia Seeds are The IT food of the decade. Chia seeds are loaded with a massive amount of nutrients condensed into a tiny amount of calories, loaded with antioxidants, high protein and also believed to help with weight loss… in addition to about a hundred other benefits. That said, they’re not very easy to cook with and the jelly-like texture is often unappetising to many. Here’s a really easy way to incorporate Chia Seeds into your daily breakfast ritual. Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding Serves: 2-3 Ingredients– 1 cups coconut cream powder - 2 cups water– 60-80 grams...

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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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