Vanilla Paste Recipe
Easy Vanilla Paste Recipe
Vanilla paste is made starting with the exact same method explained in the Vanilla Extract Recipe, except when straining out the vanilla pieces from the fluid, do not remove the vanilla seeds. This is achieved by using a sieve with hole sizes around 1mm which will let the tiny vanilla seeds through the sieve.
Vanilla Paste Recipe – Thickening Agent
Use a natural product such as cornstarch, gelatin, psyllium husk or xanthan gum to thicken the liquid so that the vanilla seeds are suspended in the fluid rather than sinking to the bottom.
If the thickening product has some lumps through the vanilla paste, leave it to sit overnight so the lumps can soften and then can more easily be mixed in. Transfer the completed vanilla paste into an air-tight container and store it at room temperature.
The alcohol content contained in the vanilla paste will ensure it keeps indefinitely. Use 0.5fl.oz (15ml), which is about 3 teaspoons per 33fl.oz (1 liter) of food.