I need to find some small bottles with cork stoppers and I could give this as holiday gifts!
Vanilla extract is a lovely ingredient that I find to be essential in my kitchen. I make lots of sweets that require it. I use it year around. Summer’s vanilla ice cream right into the winter holiday’s three month baking frenzy, I go through a lot of the stuff. Here’s what drives me crazy. It’s expensive. If you get the good stuff- it’s REALLY expensive. I don’t mind that it is, I just don’t want to pay for it. Okay, maybe that is just my excuse to have a little fun. Lazy fun. Yep! I am making my own vanilla extract.
It’s easy. It’s lazy. It’s hippie-cool-home-made-ricotta-join the commune- artisan- small-batch amazing. All you need is vodka and vanilla beans. Vanilla beans are where the money is in this concoction. The beans are very easily found on the internet (start with Amazon of course) in bulk at a fraction…
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