Vanilla

Vanilla planifolia

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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Vanilla

The dried fruits of an orchid plant, vanilla pods are at their best when they are dark brown, flexible and covered with a frosting of aromatic vanillin crystals. They can be re-used if washed and dried each time. Vanilla has a wide range of uses in confectionery. It is used as a flavouring in sweet sauces, cakes and desserts, creams, baked goods, ice creams and custards and sugar.