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This is a super simple DIY for you and all your baking friends, DIY vanilla extract! Who knew it was so easy! I'm going to give some of mine away as gifts. The rum vanilla extract is going into Grandma's Rum Ball recipe. That's the extent of my baking ability. I'm a cooker, not a baker.
During Christmas 2015 I made a gingerbread recipe that looked fine to me on paper, but after I made them I realized they tasted like dog biscuits. Dad, bless him, said he liked them but it was a fib. My sister, who does bake, took a look at the recipe and noticed it called for too much flour. Well maybe this Christmas, with a recipe vetted by my sister, I can make non-dog biscuit gingerbread. Fingers crossed.
9-10 vanilla beans grade B - cut into pieces
2 cups 80 proof alcohol - I used vodka and rum
2 months time
Booze, plonk, hooch - any cheap alcohol will do
Vanilla beans - grade B, the dry ones
Jar and lid for storing
Cut beans, place in clean jar. Pour 2 cups of alcohol over beans. Shake 1 time a day, store in a cool dry place. Ready to use after 2 months.
|B is for banilla|