Tip: Use Spent Vanilla Beans to Make Your Own Vanilla Extract
So you’ve scraped a vanilla bean to use in in a recipe — don’t toss it! Vanilla beans or pods aren’t cheap, so you might as well make the most of them. Plus they still have plenty of fragrance and flavor. How about using them to make your own vanilla extract? Whenever I scrape a vanilla bean, I add the leftover pieces to a small bottle or jar of Everclear (you could also use vodka) and give it a good shake.
How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract
Homemade vanilla extract takes just two ingredients — vanilla beans and alcohol — and you can be as straightforward or creative as you like. Though it does take a bit of patience as you wait for the alcohol to extract the flavor from the beans, the delicious results are well worth it. You can use any vanilla beans, bearing in mind that different varieties and grades will have unique properties.
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How To Make Tahitian Vanilla Salt or Sugar
Looking for an easy, do-it-yourself, host/hostess gift you can make in minutes? Homemade Tahitian Vanilla Salt or Sugar couldn’t be simpler. All you need is salt or sugar, a vanilla bean and a minute or two of time. Tie a ribbon on the jar and call it good!