Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla PowderVanilla, the queen of aromas. Use the vanilla in pastry concoctions like ice creams, creams, mousse and various sweet pastries such as cakes and cookies.
Distinctive from extract or paste, this powder’s full, sweet, creamy and mellow flavor with velvety after-tones is highly versatile and ideal for dry baking mixes, liquid or color-sensitive recipes.
Vanilla is an indispensable flavoring for sweet foods. It is a member of the orchid family, and pantry staple across the globe, creme brulee, custard, and ice cream wouldn’t be the same without it.
Bourbon vanilla typically refers to Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla.
It is grown on the island of Madagascar, which is located off of the southeast coast of Africa and no actual bourbon whiskey is involved. Instead, the term Bourbon comes an earlier colonial-era appellation of Réunion island (i.e., Île Bourbon).
Madagascar produces some 75% of the world's vanilla crop.
Other regions that traditionally grow vanilla are Mexico's state of Veracruz (the place of its origin) and the tropical island of Tahiti.
Sweet ideas: dry baking mixes (cakes, brownies, cookies, muffins), icings
Savory ideas: barbecue spice blend
Beverage ideas: hot chocolate mix, tea blends, sangria
Other ideas: sachets for drawers and linen closets, flavoring for oatmeal, granola and cereal
Chef’s notes: Sprinkle Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder, instead of sugar, on top of fresh fruit, cakes, cookies or pancakes.