How to make your own vanilla extract

What could be better than make your own vanilla extract? Absolutely delicious and the difference between pure vanilla extract and imitation is something cannot be compared… plus when you make it from scratch, you know what's in there… right?
This tutorial from mybakingaddiction tell us how to make it.

Homemade vanilla Extract

-Sterilized Jar or Bottle with a tight, secure lid
-Vanilla Beans in your favorite variety (rule of thumb is 1 bean per 1/3 cup of alcohol)
-Vodka, but you can also use Bourbon, Rum or Brandy)

1. Use a knife to spilt the bean in half, leave about ½ inch at each end intact.

2. Put your vanilla beans in your glass bottle or jar and cover with vodka.

3. Close jar or bottle and store in a cool, dry place for at least 6-8 weeks. Give the bottle a shake every week or so. As you use the vanilla, simply add in more liquor to replace what you have used.

By the way a good place to buy vanilla beans is beanilla…. the mexican vanilla beans are just out of this world… and a very good price...

Head on over to mybakingaddiction to know more about this and other fun recipes...


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