Homemade vanilla extract

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Whole vanilla beans
1½ cup Mild brandy
½ cup Water
1 cup Granulated sugar

In a 3-cup glass container with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vanilla beans with the brandy. Cap and allow to sit at room temperature 3 weeks.

Remove the beans and strain liquid through a double layer of cheesecloth into a bowl, if necessary. In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar over medium heat.Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool. Stir into vanilla mixture. Pour mixture into a bottle; cap and allow to sit at room temperature 1 month.

Yield: 2 cups of extract. Use as you would store bought vanilla.

Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest by "Marianne Meisels" <marandy@...> on Dec 13, 1998, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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