Wednesday, December 21, 2011

30 by 30: Homemade Vanilla Extract

It's been 3 months since I've turned 29 and I have been SLACKING in the 30 by 30 department. In my defense we have moved since then so for about a month I was without my full kitchen. Time to get busy knocking things off my list.

Making my own vanilla extract is something I've always wanted to do but never got around to doing. Not sure why considering it is probably the easiest thing I've ever done. You buy a bottle of vodka, slice a couple vanilla beans open, and put them in the bottle. Seal the bottle, wait a while (some people say as short as 1 month... I waited 3). Then you have a nice large amount of vanilla... perfect for all that holiday baking!

To see my 30 by 30 list click HERE.


Flourchild said...

I would not know what to do with all that Vodka!!

mandyc said...

My friend makes this!! It is AWESOME!! I trade her grains I get from a local organic farm and she makes vanilla for me - it does make a huge difference, huh?

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