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DIY Vanilla Sugar (Simple Recipe)
The Finished Product
Welcome back to our blog. It has been a couple of days since our first entry because we have been quite busy with our work schedule and errands. We will try to write and share with you at least 2-3 blog entries a week about recipes and beauty product reviews.
So for this entry, I'd like to show you how to make your own vanilla sugar. It is regular granulated sugar that is infused with real vanilla bean. It is awesome for baking purposes when you want to add something other than regular sugar, that way you don't have to use vanilla extract. Plus, if you are a coffee or tea drinker and love vanilla flavor, then there is no better way to add authentic vanilla sugar to your favorite drink. So here it is, it is very simple to make and ready to use in a about a week after the infusion is completed.
You can find vanilla pods in supermarkets in a glass jar. I got mine from WalMart for about $4 for one pod. They also carry Madagascar vanilla bean pods, McCormick Gourmet brand for about $10 for 3 pods. Since I only wanted to make 2 cups of vanilla sugar I only bought one. Next time I think I will buy the Madagascan vanilla pods. You can also f ind them on Amazon for a much cheaper price.
I'd recommend buying multiple glass jars to make a big batch of vanilla sugar. It will go along way for baking and you can even give it out as a present for your friends and family. It is sure to impress your loved ones.
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 Vanilla Pod
- 1 Air Tight Jar or Container
- Take out 2 cups of sugar and set aside.
- Use a sharp pairing knife and slit down along the vanilla bean pod. Be careful not to cut it all the way through. Just to open up the vanilla pod.
- Use the back of the knife tip to scrape out the seeds and set aside.
- Use a bowl and add sugar and vanilla seeds together.
- Use a whisk to break up the seeds and to mix in the sugar.
- Repeat the process until you should see little specks within the sugar.
- Pour the mixture in an air tight jar or container and add the empty vanilla pod to the jar also.
- Store the jar or container in a cool, dry place for about a week. You could let it infuse for 2 weeks before use. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.
That is it for this blog entry, friends! We hope you had a good time reading this post and we will see you next time!