Home Made Vanilla Extract !
You can replenish it or start a new batch, when halfway through a jar.. make another batch.
I like the vanilla rum for this recipe as it already has a bit of vanilla flavoring. But you can use your favorite rum or vodka. Just always add the same type of alcohol when replenishing.
This makes a wonderful gift for your family and friends who love to cook! Just make some creative labels and you are all set!
*** The stronger the vanilla flavor.. add more vanilla beans (slice the beans lengthwise for optimal flavor).
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*** This will last forever! Just remove the oldest beans if there are too many in jar.
***Put the pods out to dry, put them in tea can or sugar jar to add flavor to them! The vanilla bean is a gift that just keeps on giving!
*** Keep in mind that you are using alcohol and consider this when preparing recipes