The Spanish conquered the Aztecs in the 16th C., and recturned to Europe with many New World treasures, among them vanilla, the aromatic dried fruit of a Mexican climbing orchid.
Its introduction met with immediate success. Today, it lends its delicate sweetness to most of our favorite desserts, but it has other uses as well. INDIA TREE offers you a premium Bourbon vanilla bean from Madagascar. It will supply your household with an almost inexhaustible source of vanilla. Use it to infuse the milk or sugar in your recipe, then rinse it, pat it dry, and store it in an airtight container for future use.
Use INDIA TREE Vanilla Bean to flavor: poached fruit, such as plums, apples, and pears; butter sauce for white fish, Fleur de Sel for finishing steamed vegetables, and sugar for coffee and baking.