Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe @pinch

Real vanilla extract is expensive. Making your own at home is a great option and easy to make. Use this vanilla extract the same as store-bought vanilla in cakes, custard, cookies, and more. The longer it sits, the more intense vanilla flavor you'll get. Just make sure to give it a shake every few weeks. A bottle would make a lovely hostess or holiday gift. This is an easy recipe for real vanilla extract! You can replenish it or start a new batch when halfway through a jar... make another batch. I like the vanilla rum for this recipe as it already has a bit of vanilla flavoring, but you can use your favorite rum or vodka. Make sure to add the same type of alcohol when replenishing. This is a wonderful gift for your family and friends who love to cook! Just make some creative labels, and you are all set!For a stronger vanilla flavor, add more vanilla beans (slice the beans lengthwise for optimal flavor).

homemade vanilla extract
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Other Desserts Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 7 - vanilla beans
  • 1 cup(s) rum
  • vanilla rum
  • or vodka
Intructions :
  • Sterilize a quart jar in a boiling water bath. While the jar is cooling
  • prepare the vanilla beans by making a long slit down the length of the vanilla bean.
  • Place the slit beans into the sterile jar.
  • Pour the alcohol of choice over the vanilla beans into the jar.
  • Seal the jar. Shake the jar 10 times.
  • Set this in a cool dark place for two months (shaking it a few times during the wait). Use as you would any vanilla.
  • ***As you use this up
  • add more alcohol. You can also add more vanilla beans one at a time as the flavor weakens because of additional alcohol.*** This will last forever! Just remove the oldest beans if there are too many in the jar. ***Put the pods out to dry
  • and put them in tea can or sugar jar to add flavor to them! The vanilla bean is a gift that keeps on giving!*** I get the optimal results when I use vanilla rum.*** Keep in mind that you are using alcohol and consider this when preparing recipes.

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Keyword : recipe-American-Other Desserts-Canning/Preserving

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