Make Your Own Vanilla Extract
Linda Boyd Moyles Swesey
Make it for Christmas Presents! :)
Usually Pure Vanilla Extract costs about $2.50 an ounce approx.. This should cost you about $.50 an ounce and it is homemade!
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- 1 3/4 l
- vodka (cheap works well)
- 1/2 lb
- vanilla beans (planifolia)
11 Use kitchen scissors or a sharp paring knife to cut lengthwise down each vanilla bean, splitting them in half, leaving an inch at the end connected.
2 Put vanilla beans in the actual bottle of Vodka. You may have to remove about a 1/2 of the vodka in order to get the beans to fit. Then top the bottle off with the extra vodka before sealing it up.
3 Give the bottle a good shake every once in a while. Store in a dark, cool place for 6 weeks to 6 months.
Lasts for years. You can keep topping it off with vodka once in a while as you use it, just remember to give it a good shake.
You can also make vanilla sugar by putting a split vanilla bean into a jar of white, granulated sugar. Great way to infuse the sugar with vanilla flavor for baking.