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Removing vanilla seeds from pod

Removing vanilla seeds from the pod

Splitting the vanilla pods and removing the seeds helps to release their flavour.

-With a sharp knife, slit the vanilla pod lengthways.

-Scrape the seeds out with the knife tip.

-Add the seeds to the dish you're cooking.

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Espresso panna cotta with chocolate sauce Espresso panna cotta with chocolate sauce

By Paul Merrett

Skill level

Easy

Equipment you will need for this technique

  • Sharp knife

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