vanilla essence
Last Updated : Mar 18,2024

What is Vanilla Essence ? Glossary | Uses, Recipes with Vanilla Essence |
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What is vanilla essence?

Vanilla essence is made from vanilla beans that have been steeped in alcohol. It's widely used throughout the world to flavor desserts, like baked goods, ice cream, beverages, and custards, but some chefs use it as a secret ingredient in savory dishes as well.

How to select vanilla essence

It is very easily available in grocery stores. Pay for a good brand and verify on the dates stamped - manufacturing and expiry.

Culinary Uses of vanilla essence in Indian Cooking

· If they are being used in desserts such as ice cream, custards, crème sauces, or any liquid textured dessert, the essence can be added to the water being steeped for the dessert.
· Vanilla extract is a stronger, liquid form of the flavoring and is often used to flavor brownies, cookies and a variety of cakes.
· Vanilla essence is an excellent food flavouring agent
· A major use of vanilla essence is in flavouring ice cream.

Indian cakes using vanilla essence 

eggless vanilla sponge cake recipe is a super easy cake to make and the best part is that this is a 100% eggless vanilla sponge cake recipe. This cake has been made eggless due to the usage of condensed milk and hence also called as eggless vanilla cake using condensed milk. The vanilla flavour comes from vanilla essence. 

Indian muffins using vanilla essence 

The eggless apple cinnamon muffin is so delicious, it will entice even those who are not very fond of apples. The fruity aroma of apples and the delicate smell of cinnamon fill the entire house with their magic even as these apple muffins bakes! 

smoothies using vanilla essence 

banana oats smoothie recipe | 3 ingredient banana oats smoothie | healthy Indian banana oats smoothie | no sugar smoothie | To make banana oats smoothie, add the oats in a mixer and blend to a fine powder. Add almond milk, bananas, vanilla essence or vanilla extract and ice-cubes and blend in a juicer till the mixture is smooth and frothy.

How to store vanilla essence

Store it in the refrigerator, sealed properly. Alternatively keep the extract in a cool dry area away from the heat.

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