Monday, November 10, 2008

Making Homemade Vanilla

How to make Homemade Vanilla Extract

750 ml bottle of vodka and 12 whole vanilla beans

Using kitchen scissors, cut vanilla beans in half lengthwise, leaving about an inch connected (not cut) at one end, as shown here.

You will need to shake this several times a day for the first few days. After that you should shake it up as often as you think about it.

I have made this vanilla before and it takes about a month. The longer you leave it the stronger the vanilla will be. This works great for Christmas gifts. You can pour it into cute little bottles and tie them with a pretty bow or raffia. Add a recipe for your favorite cookies and maybe a cookie cutter or two and this makes a wonderful little gift basket.

1 comment:

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

Wow, how cool! I never knew that it could be made like that. Thanks for posting this. :o)