A small jar of homemade vanilla extract

Homemade vanilla extract

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One week; though benefits from a month of steeping

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal12
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 4 scraped vanilla pods
  • alcohol, about 40% proof (we used 100ml white rum to four pods; vodka would also be good)

Method

  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.

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