|Vanilla Extract at 16 Days! I'm loving the color!!|
|Extract after 24 hours|
|Extract Day 1|
In the mean time, we also have Vanilla Sugar. A nice addition to many of your baked goods, Vanilla Sugar also makes a lovely hostess gift.
How to make it? Simply place the pods of vanilla beans you've used the seeds for in other baking into a container filled with granulated sugar. The vanilla pods infuse the sugar giving it a heavenly vanilla taste and fragrance in just a few weeks... perfect for a sprinkle on top of waffles or as a stir into your morning coffee.
Want a lower cal version? Simply place your used vanilla pods into your favorite sugar substitute, wait a few weeks and enjoy!
Sweet with hints of the tropics, vanilla sugar adds a special element to any baked good. Use as a one to one replacement where granulated sugar is called for, or simply replace as much or as little with the Vanilla Sugar as you would like.
Vanilla Beans (Either scraped or not)
Place granulated sugar into a sealable container. Bury vanilla bean pods that you have used in other baking into the sugar and seal. The more pods you add, the stronger the vanilla infusion.
If using fresh pods, be sure to slice the pod lengthwise to allow the seeds an oils to escape into the sugar.
Continue refilling the jar with new sugar as you use it for a fresh supply, and continue adding additional used pods as you use them.
Liv Life Note: I like to sprinkle a little Vanilla Sugar into a loaf pan after I spray it with cooking spray when making quick bread. The Vanilla sugar makes a nice sweet and slight crunch on the outside of the bread. Ends up being my favorite part! (I also sometimes sprinkle a little on top of the bread)
|My plumeria tree is finally in full bloom!|