Homemade vanilla extract
- One small jar
Make your own vanilla extract, a great use for those empty vanilla pods and a real money-saver if you whip up bakes and cakes often
- 4 scraped vanilla pods
- alcohol , about 40% proof (we used 100ml white rum to four pods; vodka would also be good)
- STEP 1
Roughly chop 4 scraped vanilla pods and pack into a smallish jar or bottle. Fill with alcohol, about 40% proof (I used 100ml white rum to four pods; vodka would also be good), and seal well. Shake daily. The extract is strong enough to use after just one week, but will benefit from a month of steeping. Store in a cool, dark place.