Monday, November 1, 2010

D.I.Y. Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract is one of those ingredients that is used widely among bakers across every culture involved in baking. There are many varieties, but for the most part there are two types : artificial and the real kind. Our thoughts are, why even bother with store bought when you can make your own delicious vanilla extract from the comfort of your own home!


2 Vanilla Pods
1 Cup of Vodka
1 Glass Jar with a tight fitting lid

1. Slice the vanilla pods down the middle, leave one tip entact so that the vanilla bean stays together

2. Place the Vanilla pods into the glass jar.

3. Pour over the vodka and shake. Store in a cool dark place and shake once a day for two months, you can then enjoy your vanilla extract!