Toasted Vanilla Powder
Toasted Vanilla Powder a great Vanilla Extract Substitute
- Whole Vanilla Beans (Make sure they are still pliable and moist. If they are dry the toasting process will burn the beans rather than toast them)
Slice vanilla beans lengthwise.
Place on a cookie sheet and roast for about 4 minutes at 350F. Watch it carefully, it should smell fragrant when you pull it out.
Place into a spice/coffee grinder (my high speed blender mixed 3 beans, although I had to scrape the sides down well.)
Process to a powder. Place into desired container.
As mentioned above, use ¼ - ½ tsp vanilla powder for each teaspoon of vanilla extract in a recipe.