Vanilla Extract in Bonn
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:16 PM
Please help, she's whining...
Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:32 PM
There are still great grade B beans available very cheaply on eBay. You could ship those to her. I personally now start with grain alcohol (very high proof) then add whiskey later as the infusion starts to be fragrant.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:03 AM
I was hoping there was just some local difference in shopping she wasn't picking up on...
Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:23 AM
I've never looked for vanilla extract in Germany, but in Denmark (where I spend a lot of time), vanilla is most commonly available as the ground bean (powder), as a paste, and as vanilla sugar (and the whole beans, too); recently, I've seen a single brand of vanilla extract in a some branches of one supermarket chain, but it still isn't commonly found.
For whatever it's worth, the Dr. Oetker site (one of the major German baking-ingredient producers, also very widely distributed in other EU countries) lists several forms of vanilla: http://www.oetker.de...ackzutaten.html. My German is nearly non-existent, so I couldn't determine for a certainty that any of the products listed were alcohol extracts (but I think not).
Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:27 AM
Pretty any supermarket will have it, even the cheap places. She should be looking in the baking section, near the baking powder and such like. It's sold in small paper envelopes (as is baking powder) in packs of three or 10, and will be labelled either Vanillinzucker or Vanillazucker. Each sachet has 8 grams, and is meant to be enough to flavor 500 grams of flour.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:04 AM