Homemade Vanilla Extract
homemade vanilla extract
If you've ever had homemade vanilla extract, that rich, robust flavor can't be created any other way. Make your own and save money!
vanilla bean pods
, grade B
Using a sharp knife, split open each bean lengthwise. No need to totally cut in half, just make sure the inside is exposed.
Place spliced bean in a glass jar that can fit 1 1/2 cups of liquid and has a tightly fitting cap.
Over with vodka, about 1 cup. You can use a little less or a little more, it won't make a huge difference in the result, just make sure the beans are totally covered.
Secure lid and place in a cool, dry and dark place for a minimum of 8 weeks, but up to 12 months.
If you remember, try to shake it every week or so.
Strain before using.
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Can be diluted to 75% extract and 25% water.
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