Eurovanille Bourbon Vanilla Extract S200
The pantry constant
A natural extract made from hand-selected beans from Madagascar, the Eurovanille Bourbon Vanilla Extract is a recipe created to be as close as possible to the pod. With its intense taste and its versatility, it’s definitely a must-have in your pantry.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Eurovanille Bourbon Vanilla Extract goes through a slow extraction process, which make use of three consecutive baths, ensuring the preservation of its natural intense vanilla taste.
Made from Madagascar beans, this extract contains no additives, no preservatives, and no artificial coloring. It has a slightly thick texture, and a rich flavor, with fruity-grape, spicy, and woody notes coming through.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Vanilla extract is a must-have ingredient, more often than not found in any regular kitchen. If you love to bake, you know that vanilla extract is used in most recipes to highlight the other flavors. Use it in cakes, muffins, cookies, pastries, and puddings.
You can even add a few drops to savory cream sauces, as a finish to enhance the flavor even more. Use it in cocktails, or add a splash in your marinade for pork dishes.
Why not try a different take on mashed potatoes? Instead of using butter, use extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, and vanilla extract to mix into your mashed potatoes. The vanilla lends a sweetness that will balance the olive oil, and the lime and cilantro is a refreshing addition. Pair with roast fish dishes.
REAL VS. FAKE
A solution made from the maceration and percolation of vanilla pods in ethanol and water, vanilla extract is a household ingredient, used in many Western desserts, and is the most common form of vanilla used in the world today.
Its main flavor compound is vanillin, but real and pure vanilla extract also contains many other flavor compounds, which gives it its unique, deep, and complex flavor. Because of the maceration process, the naturally brown vanilla beans will color the extract. Real vanilla extract is a dark color; if the vanilla extract is colorless or clear, it is artificial and made from artificially-derived vanillin.
Real vanilla extract has no expiration date, but it will age, and its flavor will mellow and lose intensity over time. Vanilla extract is best stored at a cool to moderate room temperature (60-80°F) and in a dark environment. Kitchen cupboards are usually a great place to keep your vanilla extract, as long as you do not store it over a stove or near a heat source.