Vanilla Bean Substitution, Sort of!
Posted: 29 May 2011 02:31 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I made a wedding cake this weekend using the white butter cake from TCB.  I used the required amount of vanilla extract and then added 1 vanilla bean per cup of milk according to the recipe.  It turned out fantastic!  One note, I split the vanilla bean and brought it and the milk to just below a boil, immediately covered it and brought it to room temperature.  However, some of the milk must have evaporated because when I reweighed, it was less than it was suppose to be.  I just added more milk but always reweigh!

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Posted: 29 May 2011 11:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nice to know!  You can also rub the seeds into the sugar if you don’t want to steep them in the milk.

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Posted: 29 May 2011 11:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks for the reweigh-the-milk tip.  I would never have thought of doing that if I had covered it, and I’ll certainly do so now going forward!!!!!

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