Vanilla is a spice made from the pods of flat-leaved vanilla orchids. Vanilla comes from the shortened form of the Spanish word vainilla, which means little pod. Vanilla is the second-most expensive spice after saffron because growing the vanilla seed pods is intensive. Nevertheless, vanilla is widely used in both commercial and domestic baking, perfume production, and aromatherapy.
Vanilla is especially delicious in baking and it is everybody's favorite. Some of the main vanilla based products are:
Vanilla sugar is a sweetener made from vanilla pods that can be used in cookies, cakes, and other desserts. One of the most common uses for vanilla sugar is to sprinkle it on baked goods as a finishing touch. When used as a topping, vanilla sugar enhances the appearance of a pastry while also providing a crunchy texture. Get Vanilla sugar from your favorite Turkish Bakery.
It doesn't get any easier or more delicious than this creamy and flavorful Basak Vanilla Pudding! This pudding can be served plain or with cookies, berries, or whipped cream. It's comforting, nostalgic, and easy, and you'll love it for it! Get Vanilla Pudding from your favorite Turkish Market.
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