vanilla extract

Vanilla Extract




  1. Take the vanilla beans and split them in half, but leave about half an inch at the top, making it look like a wishbone.
  2. Put the beans in your air-tight sealable bottle and fill it with the brandy or your choice of alcohol. Make sure the beans are completely covered by the alcohol.
  3. Store your bottle somewhere cool and dry, checking up on it and giving it a little shake every week. It’s always fun watching the liquid get darker as the vanilla is extracted.
  4. Tie a bow on it and there you are! The recipient will love you for the rich flavor you’ve given them to cook with.

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